Monday, January 18th, 2016
PICTON CASTLE anchored at Dakar, Senegal at 1630 GMT. We let go the big port anchor at 14°43.1’N 017°24.8’W, about a mile off the yacht club by de Hann beach, and it’s holding well.
The watches are bracing the yards square and stowing sail as the call to prayer rings out from the minarets ashore, calling the faithful to prayer.
We’ll clear in tomorrow when the offices are open, so this evening we’ve planned a signing on ceremony for our new crew, and then after supper we’ll listen to ‘Fula from America‘ by the wonderful Carlyle Brown with popcorn and cool juice.