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Day’s Run – 29 October, 2018

Yesterday’s Halloween festivities went off without a hitch! After lunch the crew worked together and transformed below decks into a haunted house. Cobwebs, spiders, ghosts, goblins and ghouls took over our ship. Dawson, age 6, dressed as a Super Gekko and bravely charged through the scary obstacles in order to collect as much candy as […]

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Day's Run World Voyage 7

Day’s Run – 5 July, 2018

Wind has laid down and is almost aft. As the sun rose through the clouds this morning a handful of bright eyed and bushy tailed souls appeared on deck. In these moments they’re able to sip a cup of coffee or tea and have a moment to themselves while preparing for the day. Some may […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Days’ Run – 24 November, 2015

This morning at 0740 while the oncoming watch were below eating breakfast and the 4-8 had just finished the morning deck wash, the port martingale backrope parted, the resulting pressure from the headsails on the jibboom causing it to break at the cap. All hands were called to take in sail, and bear away from […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 2 November, 2015

After a chilly, windy night, today dawned sunny with the wind having moderated to a fresh breeze. Great sailing weather. The swell was still confused and lumpy from the blow, but it sorted itself out a good deal throughout the day. Overnight was the most wind many of this crew have ever seen at sea, […]

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Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run: 1 October 2015

Noon Position: Docked in Lunenburg, NS, Canada Weather: Rain, wind, temp 13c high 9c low Finally the day has arrived! Today is the official first day of the Trans-Atlantic Voyage. At muster this morning there were about 45 crew members ready and eager for the adventure to begin. Some have been here for a few […]

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Day's Run Summer 2015

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 Summer 2015

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 Summer 2015

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 Summer 2015

Day’s Run – July 27, 2015

Today might be the first time ever aboard the Picton Castle that I was a tiny bit glad for the persistent not so great weather. Rather than leave Rockland amidst a bank of fog the Captain made the call for us to stay another night. What did this mean? It meant that after lunch the […]

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Westward Bound

Underway from Suva

By Kate “Bob” Addison August 6th, 2014 It’s just after lunch here in the South Pacific, our position 18°38’S, 178°45’E. This is the first full day at sea of this Westward Bound Voyage – the sixth time around the world for this fine barque, and the first time out of sight of land for some […]