Always expect the unexpected on the Picton Castle. When pulling up anchor this morning it was looking like we would have to motor for a good portion of today’s journey. Not so – rather we sailed, albeit slowly, to our next destination. Upon arrival we furled sails faster than normal as a thunderstorm was on route to overtake us. Next up, the Second Mate gave us a talk about the rules and regulations of marine craft in the salon as the rain pelted the deck above. And then there was birthday cake!
SHIP’S WORK: Fire and abandon ship drills; replaced buntline on upper tops’l starboard side.
BOUND FROM: Portland, ME, USA
TOWARDS: Lunenburg, NS, Canada
TIME ZONE: ZD + 4
NOON POSITION: 44°07.9’N /069°002.2’W
DAYS RUN: 3.5 nm
PASSAGE DISTANCE RUN: 1808.6 nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 396 nm
COURSE AND SPEED: East northeast, CMGT 028, 1.3 kts
WIND: Southeast, 3
WEATHER: Barometer 1019, fair visibility
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: Southeast, < 1 SAILS SET: All sails.