Friday, August 4th, 2017
SMALL BOAT EXTRAVAGANZA!! Once we were anchored and settled, the crew of PICTON CASTLE launched all of our small boats for a fantastic afternoon of sailing in the great anchorage. With Jane, Monomoy and Sea Never Dry flitting around the bay enjoying some perfect weather, the crew learned the finer points of small boat sailing which, in reality, transfers quite well to larger ship sailing. The basic concepts are the same just on a smaller scale. After a great afternoon, the crew settled into dinner, then more small boat sailing and a swim call. The water is surprisingly warm although there were only a few brave souls as most wanted to continue sailing.
As the evening progressed, other ships in the fleet begin to join us in the harbour. I can only imagine the view from the Fortress of Louisbourg with all the Tall Ships in the background. Like stepping back in time!
Noon Position: At anchor off of the Fortress of Louisbourg, NS. 45°53′.957N 59°58.985W