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Day’s Run – DATE: Aug 7, 2015

Parting is such sweet, sweet sorrow…especially when you have lived, worked and played with the same people for weeks on end aboard the Picton Castle. We’ve completed the final tasks, ate a fantastic final bbq, took the last few photos of the voyage and now it is time to bid adieu. Of course, in the […]

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Day’s Run – August 6, 2015

Today the down rigging continues. Now that all of the sails are safely tucked away it is time to focus on the running rigging. This includes all lines, hanks, sheet pennants and gaskets, much of which we finished this afternoon. The days are as full and tiring as one spent tacking our way into harbours. […]

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Day’s Run – August 5, 2015

REMARKS: Home sweet home! By 0900 this morning we were underway for the last time on this voyage. We loosed and set all the sails then got busy sailing right into Lunenburg harbour, accompanied of course by several boats. As the town itself came into view – such a beautiful sight – we stood at […]

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Day’s Run – August 4, 2015

Under the cover of fog we sailed our way into Rose Bay this morning, tacking about 5 times before dropping anchor at approx 1130. Wouldn’t you know, as soon as we did the fog lifted long enough to see land – where yesterday there was none, we are surrounded once again. The rest of today […]

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Day’s Run – August 3, 2015

Believe it or not the attached picture is the best I could do at capturing the dolphins that were frolicking under the headrig this morning at dawn. It was such a beautiful sight, especially since it is one of our last mornings out to sea. Today’s ship work included a lot of smaller painting projects […]

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Day’s Run – August 2, 2015

For those of us who sailed into Lunenburg in May amidst a three day rain and hail storm, we are finding the weather to date a little surprising. Here we are, having hoarded warm weather clothing for the past two months in preparation for a similar experience, and it has been nothing but sunny and […]

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Day’s Run – August 1, 2015

We are once again under way only this time every mile we sail we draw closer to home. Preparing for entering colder waters we went through a full set of emergency procedure drills including donning immersion suits. Just before lunch we broke back into sea watches with Starboard taking 12-6 and Port 6-12. The afternoon […]

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Day’s Run – July 31, 2015

Taking down a sail is always an interesting project. This time the work had a ring of permanence as both the mains’l and mizzen topmast stays’l will not make an appearance again, other than for maintenance, until the ship gets ready to leave on the Trans Atlantic Voyage in early October. On the sailing side […]

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Day’s Run – July 30, 2015

Work one day and small boat sail one day – that is what today and tomorrow are set aside for. After rigging both Monomoy and Sea Never Dry this morning Port watch sailed off for a day of learning how to handle a small sail boat while Starboard watch got to work on a list […]

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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 […]