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03/02/12 - Lord Nelson
Having explored around the island yesterday the intrepid sailors of the Lord Nelson took to climbing the masts of the ship. Today was the turn for assisted climbs where everyone with a little fear and problems with heights gets to go aloft. This is always a highlight of the trip and brings all abilities together under the ethos of the Trust.
The Lord Nelson let go of mooring lines at 11:38 from the port of Santa Cruz to make the journey back to Gran Canaria.
It is while the ship was between the island of La Palma and Gomera that the Engineer boys hit a lucky strike when they pulled from the sea a good size tuna fish on the fishing line.
On approaching the island of Gomera the wind speed increases as the wind channels between the islands, commonly know as the acceleration zone.
Having exercised the body enough some of the voyage crew settle around the bar and test their grey matter while doing a general knowledge quiz. On deck the remaining crew gaze out into the night sky to look for their favourite constellation.