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12/01/2011 - Lord Nelson
Hello World, Lord Nelson calling! The sun is shining, the wind is good and
we are sailing happily towards La Palma. A few unfortunate souls have been
struck down with the dreaded sea sickness but most seem to be fighting fit
now. Since our last report we have stopped the engines and are now
travelling under full sail! Three sheets to the wind you might say, though
of course there aren't any drinkers among the voyage crew. J We even had to
take a sail off last night because we were going too fast. Now we are going
at a slightly less impressive 2 knots.
A voyager earlier drew comparisons between the Tenerife skyline and a
'pointy cake'. The peak in question was in fact the Pico de Teide weighing
in at a massive 3717 metres.
The aft port lift threw a hissy fit last night and nearly tipped Anna out of
her wheelchair but luckily Marco "Rambo" the Chief Engineer was on hand and
is now lolling about the bridge pretending to fix it, in between checking
his lines to see if he's pulled in any fish. Evacuation drill this morning
with all hands to panic, I mean muster stations. A watch leader who shall
remain nameless was unable to participate fully after getting his life vest
tied up in the sails. Way to lead by example John!
We're all so at home here now; perhaps if Forward Starboard get their way
(we're helming) we may mysteriously veer off course. Special mention to Dave
and Jilly in the galley, we're all going to be going home about 3 sizes
bigger than we arrived. Hope you're all having fun in the snow, miss you!!!!
F/S watch (Eilidh, Arleen, Nige, Rhiannon, David, Becki, Anna, Max and John)