Lunenburg photographer Peter Zwicker (http://www.bacalaophoto.ca/) captured this amazing photograph this morning of Picton Castle surrounded by snow, ice and sea smoke. Thanks, Peter, for letting us share it!
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The Barque Picton Castle is a three-masted tall ship based in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada but best known for our adventurous sail training voyages around the world. Anyone can become a trainee crew member, no experience required, just a desire to become part of the crew that sails the ship. With the guidance of our professional crew, you'll literally learn the ropes. Join us as a trainee crew member on our seventh world circumnavigation voyage. The voyage is underway now and applications are still being accepted for later legs. Sign on now, your adventure awaits!
At roughly 0730 this morning, after completing a thorough sunrise deck
wash, the on-duty watch loosed and set the main topmast staysail, main
t'gallant staysail, the mizzen staysail and mizzen topmast staysail.
"A circumnavigation is the stuff of dreams, the ultimate sailing challenge. Few pull it off. Making one’s way around as part of a crew under square rig is even more of a storybook adventure — and thanks to the double-topsail barque Picton Castle and her visionary skipper, Capt. Daniel Moreland, hundreds of people have lived that dream."