Stewart Colley arrives in London after sailing across the North Atlantic in a square rigger

Tamesis Commodore Stewart Colley arrived back in London on Friday 19 September after sailing across the North Atlantic in the Jubilee Sailing Trust’s square rigger Lord Nelson. They left Halifax on 20 August bound for Rekjavic but on Sunday 24 August Stewart reported that the captain of the Lord Nelson had decided to change course to avoid a volcanic eruption in Iceland and was now heading for the Azores. He expressed considerable disappointment that he would not now see either Iceland or the Faroes, as had been planned.

On Thursday 4 September he reported that the Lord Nelson had arrived at Horta in the Azores and that it planned to sail on towards the English Channel on Friday 5 September.

On Wednesday 17 September Stewart reported that the Lord Nelson was in the middle of the English Channel heading for the Thames and London.

To see photos taken by Michael Colley of Stewart arriving back in London on board the Lord Nelson please click on the following link

https://picasaweb.google.com/104028972736933708633/LordNelson?authkey=Gv1sRgCJf_5rr30rmH6gE&noredirect=1

To see another picture of the Lord Nelson please click on Picture.

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Tough work all this tall ship sailing!