A couple of years ago I got involved with the charity Seas Your Future and to incorporate elements of ocean science and citizen science into sail training on the tall ship Pelican of London. It is the UN… Read More
Pelican has been in Albion Dockyard for maintenance and is now ‘shipshape and Bristol fashion’, an expression that, according to our captain Ben Wheatley, was coined here, as a reflection of the superb craftsmanship of shipwrights in this… Read More
The young scientists design, create and test their own mini-wind turbines to discover which blade shapes and sizes generate the highest voltage output! Five teams of young scientists created very varied designs using nothing more than craft items… Read More
The final part of this incredible voyage brought the Pelican of London up the Thames and through Tower Bridge (twice) before finally docking at Canary Wharf.
I’m back on the Pelican of London for the final day of the voyage: up the Thames, through Tower Bridge (twice) and the final docking at Canary wharf. It feels strange to be socially distancing from people I… Read More
Now for something slightly different: The Pelican of London’s very own tradition – the Great Egg Challenge!
With the beautiful backdrop of the Inner Hebrides, we’ve got a day packed with science and filming. The diving team is studying the benthos and once more bring specimen aboard. This starfish is regrowing several arms lost in… Read More
The exhaust repair successfully completed, we’ve set sail as soon as leaving the dock and are cruising comfortably South at 5 – 6 knots, now powered by the wind. Sustainability in practice! We’ll pick up this theme with… Read More
My day started at 06:00 with a profile of the water column to check salinity, oxygen saturation, temperature and pH. After breakfast we commenced to be busy with Happy Hour, which means daily cleaning chores around the ship…. Read More
A very Irish welcome: lush green land, sunshine and rainbows! Simply Beautiful!
We’re bound for Rathlin island in Northern Ireland! While putting the square sails into gear this morning, we spotted a seal playing below… sorry, no pictures, as we’re working up there, not being tourists! A dedicated cetacean survey… Read More