At 1140 in the AM local time, after 2,999 nautical miles and 22 days at sea PICTON CASTLE dropped anchor off Ile’ Aix in Basque Roads, about 8 miles from our final destination in the Port of La Rochelle. We made a good passage overall, averaging about 5.5kts for the trip and it is very satisfying for all hands to have the anchor down on the other side of ‘the pond’. We will spend about 24hrs at the anchorage before heading into port.
When the lines are made fast we will have sailed a little over 3,000 miles since leaving Lunenburg. Not much time to rest however as we prepare for a quick turn around and departure for our westward bound passage back to Canada.
SHIP’S WORK: general spot painting and cleaning, and prep for coming alongside.
FROM: Lunenburg, NS, Canada
TOWARDS: La Rochelle, France
TIME ZONE: ZD 0, GMT, UTC, Zulu, etc.
NOON POSITION: 46°00.5’N / 001°11.2’W
DAYS RUN: 116nm
PASSAGE LOG: 2999nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 8nm
COURSE AND SPEED: N/A
WEATHER: Sunny, air temp: 20°C, water temp: 17°C
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: Calm
SAILS SET: None