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Day’s Run – July 29, 2015

The fact that we had to motor for a little bit this morning was more than made up for when, during the afternoon, we tacked the ship about four times then sailed onto the hook for the evening. While the tacking is going on there is so much to do it can be hard to […]

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Day’s Run – July 28, 2015

Always expect the unexpected on the Picton Castle. When pulling up anchor this morning it was looking like we would have to motor for a good portion of today’s journey. Not so – rather we sailed, albeit slowly, to our next destination. Upon arrival we furled sails faster than normal as a thunderstorm was on […]

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Day’s Run – July 27, 2015

Today might be the first time ever aboard the Picton Castle that I was a tiny bit glad for the persistent not so great weather. Rather than leave Rockland amidst a bank of fog the Captain made the call for us to stay another night. What did this mean? It meant that after lunch the […]

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Summer 2015

Captains Log – Perspectives

Written by Ashley Mulock Being someone who sailed on the last leg of the PICTON CASTLE’S sixth world voyage and then immediately signed on for the Tall Ship Festivals along the northeast coast of the United States, I have certainly noticed some differences between the two trips. Taking into account what has changed for me […]

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Day’s Run – July 26, 2015

REMARKS: It is absolutely amazing how much work can get done on the ship when we have the dedicated time to do it. We were all hands from breakfast until noon again today, then starboard watch on until 1800 and then port taking over for the rest of the evening. The day being rather cool […]

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Day’s Run – July 25, 2015

REMARKS: Did you know that if you are not one of the people assigned to rust bust, the sound of 10 chipping hammers being used at the same time sounds kind of nice. Like a chorus of softly clinking metal. Listening to it, and trying to pick out what song it most sounded like, certainly […]

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Day’s Run – July 24, 2015

REMARKS: We tacked and tacked and guess what else…tacked some more! The conditions were right so rather than head straight from point A to point B we had an epic sail handling day. Right up until Mother Nature decided we’d had enough good weather for one day and dumped a pile of rain on us. […]

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Day’s Run – July 23, 2015

Again today, another beautiful sailing day. The wind was not quite as plentiful as we like but this has the silver lining of allowing us to do a whole lot of sail handling. Our new trainees are quickly grasping what has to get done, both on the deck and aloft on the yards. Becky, our […]

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Day’s Run – July 22, 2015

Coolest thing ever today – this morning we sailed off the dock out of the harbour in Portland. We have a small crew, a third of which is new, and still we were able to do it! To sweeten the day we also had what I can only think of as a ‘drive by’ by […]

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Day’s Run – July 21, 2015

REMARKS: We stayed in Portland one extra day, being today, in order to get accomplished a long list of tasks. By staying tied to the dock and focusing on what had to get done we have been able to steadily cross items off the list…without adding anything already done and then slashing a line through […]