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Bending Sail in Fiji

By Kate “Bob” Addison July 11, 2014 Friday came in bright and clear aboard Picton Castle as we are lying here at anchor in Fiji waters. Another dry day, perfect for bending on more sail! Bending sail is an exciting moment in a voyage – one more step away from shipyard mode and towards being […]

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Bracing, Safety Training and Celebrations

By Kate “Bob” Addison Monday July 7th, 2014 It’s been another busy few days aboard Picton Castle at anchor here in Fiji. It’s been a pretty good balance of instruction, learning ship’s work, getting useful stuff done and fun – really a classic three days of the Picton Castle experience. Friday came in bright and […]

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Ship’s Work, Crew Training and Canada Day

By Kate “Bob” Addison Thursday July 3, 2014 I’m sitting in the mess room of Picton Castle as we lie here at anchor off Suva, Fiji. We just finished a delicious supper of chicken parmigiana, eaten snug down below round the varnished tables of the main salon because it’s been such a rainy day here. […]

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Fiji – The Start of a Voyage

By Kate “Bob” Addison June 30, 2014 I started writing this log on Monday afternoon, and it’s now Thursday morning. Apart from how badly I procrastinate, that says something about how busy life is aboard Picton Castle at the start of a voyage…. Our crew for this first leg have arrived now, and we’re excited […]