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Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Voyage 2008-2009 Voyage of the Atlantic World 2008

Martinique, Under the Volcano

The Picton Castle gang up on the focsle head hove up the anchor at St Pierre and we rounded the northern tip of lava and ash (and jungle) covered Martinique, bound towards Antigua in lovely warm easterly trade winds. Our plan is to sail north along the windward sides of Dominica and Guadeloupe. To attempt […]

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Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Voyage 2008-2009 Voyage of the Atlantic World 2008

Dominica, Nature’s Island

Dominica, where to begin? We had a decent sail down from Anguilla – we sailed off the hook in Road Bay, rounded the west end of Anguilla, sailed past St Martin with beautiful sunny skies. Past Saba, slipped under Statia, sailed in the lee of St Kitts and Nevis. We got buzzed by a multinational […]

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Atlantic Voyage 2008-2009 Voyage of the Atlantic World 2008

The Caribbean is Cool

We are under way the 200 miles from Anguilla for Dominica, just now off the island of Nevis. The Picton Castle is braced sharp up on the port tack with royals stowed in these fresh and warm winds. We had NNE head winds heading up, now we have ESE head winds headed down islands – […]

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Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Voyage 2008-2009 Voyage of the Atlantic World 2008

Dominica

Picton Castle crew could make tourism commercials for Dominica. Every crew member I have spoken with thinks this is one of the most beautiful and unique islands in the world. I continually hear comments about how friendly the people are, how many different activities and sights there are to do and see, and about the […]