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Passage to Bermuda

There is nothing quite like a ship on a mission to get people focused. The mission: get Picton Castle to Bermuda, and at that this crew has done well. It’s no easy task to load a ship in the dead of winter and prepare for going to sea. Everything takes just that much longer, from […]

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Gulf of Mexico

Hello Bermuda!

Picton Castle arrived in Bermuda on Monday afternoon! After meeting the pilot to bring the ship in to St. George’s harbour through the Town Cut, Picton Castle tied up at Penno’s Wharf in St. George’s. Longtime friend and crew member of Picton Castle, Paulina Brooks, who is from Bermuda, took these photos of the ship’s […]

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Day's Run Gulf of Mexico

Day’s Run – February 26, 2018

Land Ho! Sighted Gibb Hill, Bermuda just after noon today. Its been a good passage and we are all looking forward to seeing our friends in Bermuda. A beautiful star filled night at sea last night and another bright and sunny day today. We should be entering the Town Cut at St. George’s, Bermuda late […]

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Day's Run Gulf of Mexico

Day’s Run – February 25, 2018

What a change! Yesterday afternoon came with our much anticipated crossing of the Gulf Stream. Even when you have crossed in and out of this current before it is always a surprise just how quickly the world around you can change. Very suddenly the water temp shot up to 24°C and the air turned warm […]

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Gulf of Mexico Lunenburg

Day’s Run – February 24, 2018

We had our wind shift overnight as expected and early this morning got the ship turned to the South with a fresh West wind. The crew did a good job in the early morning hours getting sail back on to speed us along in our passage and steady out the ship’s motion. Though the sun […]

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Gulf of Mexico Lunenburg

Day’s Run – February 23, 2018

Another clear and cold morning dawned on the Eastern edge of the George’s Bank as Picton Castle makes her way to the southwest. Cold as it was this morning the day has warmed to about 8°C and the sun feels good as we are motorsailing along under topsails and the foresail. Many of the crew […]

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Day's Run Gulf of Mexico Lunenburg

Day’s Run – February 22, 2018

Picton Castle hove up anchor from Rose Bay this morning just before sunrise. Having left our berth in Lunenburg yesterday afternoon with all systems go, we are on our way to Bermuda. The crew spent the last few days bending on more sail to speed our passage along and enjoyed some unseasonably warm temperatures. It’s […]

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Gulf of Mexico Lunenburg

Here We Go Again

Picton Castle got underway this afternoon, bound for Bermuda. If that sounds familiar, it should. We also got underway for Bermuda last Thursday. Let me explain. This past Thursday, Picton Castle got underway from her wharf in our beautiful home base of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada. There was quite a crowd on the dock to […]

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Gulf of Mexico Lunenburg

Returning to Lunenburg

Because of a mechanical issue, Picton Castle is returning to our wharf in Lunenburg. The ship was close to home, still in Canadian waters, so we figured it is easiest and better to head back instead of working at sea this time of year to make the fix. The crew and cat are all well, […]

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Day's Run Gulf of Mexico

Day’s Run – February 17, 2018

First day of the Gulf voyage 2018! Started the day with sunshine, heaved up and got under way at 07:30, bound for Bermuda. Sailing southwest with clear skies, it’s beautiful but cold with icicles forming on the rails. Everyone is as bundled up as possible trying to stay warm, and consuming an extreme amount of […]