Friday, October 2nd, 2015
Noon Position: Docked in Lunenburg, NS, Canada
Weather: Rain, wind, temp 13c high 9c low
Finally the day has arrived! Today is the official first day of the Trans-Atlantic Voyage. At muster this morning there were about 45 crew members ready and eager for the adventure to begin. Some have been here for a few days, so know a few of the routines, while others arrived in the early hours of this morning and are still sporting looks of wide eyed wonder. One of the first orders of business – the Chief Mate assigned everyone to a watch, these being 12-4, 4-8 or 8-12, and outlined what the next few weeks will look like. The daily structure will include the following: regular watch rotation with anchor watch; lessons from the handbook; ships work assignments; line handling; and further teaching of ship procedures. As each day passes there will be plenty of opportunity for each crew member to do something that they have never done before. Welcome to the PICTON CASTLE!!!
Ships Work: Crew orientations; ship terminology; continue serving fore top mast stay; sewing on chafe gear to head stays, royal and t’gallant foot ropes; stroping and seizing blocks; continue to empty and clean sole, chain locker and hold; started making lumber rack in hold; continue work on main t’gallant mast and jib boom.