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STS "The Lord Nelson

Ports I have visited

Not including the many quiet anchorages like A. Ransome's 'Secret Water' to be found throughout East Anglia. From Blakeney in Norfolk, to the Blackwater Estuary in Essex: Brightlingsea, Maldon, Mersea, and Tollesbury.

  1. ..Alderney, Channel Is. A safe place to wait for the Alderney Race (and that's no yacht race!)
  2. ..Antwerp (Antwerpen), Belgium Antwerp where I joined "The Lord Nelson" 4 hours at the helm through the Buxey Sands to Lowestoft
  3. ..Amsterdam, Netherlands Memories of "Sara Dan", removing plastic bags wound around the prop.
  4. ..Breskens, Belgium So this is where the EU money goes!
  5. ..Carruna, (La Caruņa) Spain Capital of Galicia and busy Spanish naval port.
  6. ..Cowes, Isle of Wight The very heart of Sailing.
  7. ..Gibraltar: And a scary flight home to England; take-off over the harbour, banking hard round "The Rock"
  8. ..Great Yarmouth.
  9. ..Marina de las dunas, Guardamar de Seguro, Spain and the most amazing white-sand beach
  10. ..Jamestown, St. Vincent, The Grenadines and a short hop across to Bequia.
  11. ..Las Palmas de Majorca.
  12. ..London: St Katherine's Dock, beside Tower Bridge. London's best kept secret.
  13. ..Lowestoft: on Britain's sunrise coast. Leaving with 'Petrel' for a new berth at Tollesbury. Raising the road-bridge to allow STS "The Lord Nelson" berth.
  14. ..Middelburg, Netherlands Pretty Dutch port.
  15. ..Rothsay, Dunoon, Scotland On the busy Clyde. Huge basking sharks beneath the hull and other metal monsters. Leave the echo-sounder running regardless! Beware, submarines!
  16. ..St. Malo, Normandy, France Beware the 'Minkies' (Les Minquiers - the naughty ones!)
  17. ..St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Is. under the shadow of Mt. Bingham and the castle.
  18. ..Teeside: Hartlepool Renaisance Round Britain Yacht Race Aug 1992, raising sponsorship for the UK MS Society
  19. ..Tenerife, Islas de las Canarias Whales, dolphins, volcanos and much, much more.
  20. ..Vlissingen (Flushing), Netherlands.

Last edited March 2010. ©Terence Wilson MMIX