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Atlantic Voyage 2008-2009 Voyage of the Atlantic World 2008

North Sea, Sailing from Bergen for Den Helder

The afternoon found the Picton Castle under full sail, sailing south in fresh winds in the North Sea. We were about 40 miles off the island of Karmoy, Norway steering SSW. The sky was clear, seas a dark blue-green and not so big. The wind was cool and from the north. It was good to […]

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Atlantic Voyage 2008-2009 Voyage of the Atlantic World 2008

Bergen and Tall Ships

Steaming through fjords of Norway We could figure out why there are so many pretty veteran steamships along the coast of Norway. You can get anywhere by boat and you can’t get anywhere without one. Picton Castle sailed from Kopervik at the crack of dawn and we had been advised to take the inside route […]

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Atlantic Voyage 2008-2009 Voyage of the Atlantic World 2008

Along the Coast of Norway- Stavanger and Kopervik

When we sailed from Kristiansand we had fresh headwind which eventually died out to calm. Morning found us motoring along in light winds as we entered the fjord that would lead us into Stavanger. Soon enough breezes became fair and the Picton Castle was under full sail slipping along in a beautiful Norwegian fjord. Nice […]