Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
The Picton Castle is sailing along fine in nice fair breezes, light winds to be sure but lovely anyway. The gang is working hard at all sorts of sailorizing jobs such as bending royals, switching out the fore t’gallant, renewing running rigging, new varnish and getting ready for our visit to Savannah, Georgia in a couple days and 200 miles away to the WNW. Soon we will be polishing brass after months of being ignored! We have a very keen crew who are all excited to get to Savannah and join the USCG Barque Eagle, the HMS Bounty, the Topsail Schooners Pride of Baltimore II and Lynx and the other ships we expect to meet.
Very tropical today with clear blue skies and small cumulous clouds here and there. We even see flying fish now and then, too. We had West Indian roti for lunch today. Roti is an East Indian word and the dish is sort of a Caribbean curry enchilada, pretty good too.