Severe storms and high winds meant that the Lord Nelson was not able to sail into Douglas for the in port celebration on Saturday 29 April. However, the inclement weather conditions did not deter the leg 5 crew, friends and local dignitaries who gathered at the sea port on Sunday to see off the voyage to Liverpool.
By 2pm on Sunday the eager crew were gathering in Douglas seaport, after weeks of preparation including boarding the IOM Sailing for the Disabled vessel Pride of Mann III.
High winds meant that friends and family were not able to go aboard, but this was a chance to see Nellie up close, and to meet others interested in the voyage. Hon.Howard Quayle MHK, His Worship the Mayor of Douglas Mr Councillor John Edward Skinner JP and Mayoress Mrs Gill Skinner were among distinguished guests dockside as Captain explained how the crew would get aboard.
Nellie departs the Isle of Man and begins her journey to Liverpool.