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Day’s Run – July 27, 2015

Today might be the first time ever aboard the Picton Castle that I was a tiny bit glad for the persistent not so great weather. Rather than leave Rockland amidst a bank of fog the Captain made the call for us to stay another night. What did this mean? It meant that after lunch the chief mate led us in a Seamanship Derby! Crazy outfits, blatant sabotage and a whole lot of laughter followed us through a pinrail chase, mock sail handling and boxing the compass. The fun did not end there though – we also had lessons on driving the skiff, working the lead line and to top the day off a mousing workshop. If we couldn’t sail then I say we filled up the day beautifully anyway.

SHIP’S WORK: Primed mizzen shroud shackles and bottlescrews; primed quarterdeck stanchion and starboard davits; skiff training; lead line training; mousing workshop.

Skiff training

BOUND FROM: Portland, ME, USA
TOWARDS: Lunenburg, NS, Canada
TIME ZONE: ZD + 4
NOON POSITION: 44°06.0’N /069°05.7’W
DAYS RUN: 0 nm
PASSAGE DISTANCE RUN: 1804.2 nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 400 nm
COURSE AND SPEED: n/a
WIND: n/a
WEATHER: Barometer 1020
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: n/a

SAILS SET: None – anchored

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