Thursday, August 29th, 2013
By Cheri Davidson
Wednesday August 28, 2013
Picton Castle departed Rarotonga this morning, hurrah! Motor-sailing NWxW under overcast skies. Crew are broken off into two watches now, Port and Starboard, with Port watch taking the decks just after a yummy lunch of roti wraps from Donald.
Leaving Rartonga we set lots of sails! First with the outer jib and the fore topmast stays’l. Then upper and lower tops’ls, the spanker, the fore course, and finally the t’gallants. Crew and trainees are getting their sea legs back and new trainees are learning their lines. So far just one or two are feeling a bit queasy, but I’m sure they will adjust soon enough. We don’t have a big swell and the ship is quite comfortable.