Whilst our North American loved ones are getting ready for Halloween and fall activities back home, we here on the Picton Castle are enjoying the weather that we’ve been so blessed with. The sun is powerfully hot, yet not the hottest we’ve endured on this voyage, luckily the wind is constant, and if you’re lucky […]
Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 – South Pacific Ocean At 1000 we are at 19-36 South and 161-19 West. Making 7-8 knots under t’gallants in force 6 southeast tradewinds and lumpy ten-foot seas covered with whitecaps. We are about 140 miles from Rarotonga and about halfway to Palmerston Atoll, both in the Cook Islands. Picton Castle […]
By Allison Steele June 5, 2017 As the Picton Castle prepares for departure to Boston, there are many things to reflect upon during our stay in Bermuda, mostly being the incredible hospitality of her people. With an influx of visitors for both the America’s Cup and the Tall Ship Races, the residents always found time to […]
Our crew got their first glimpse of Gorée Island as we arrived into Dakar – most will take the ferry across to visit this historic and poignant reminder of the Atlantic slave trade. This link will take you to more information on Gorée Island and its history.
A grey day today. The wind gradually picked up through the day, so we shortened down sail to topsails and foresail to be nice and snug for the night, with lines rigged tight across the quarterdeck and main deck to give people more to hold on to. Good job Sunday galley team of Colin, Alec […]
Noon Position: Docked in Lunenburg, NS, Canada Weather: Overcast, rain, H 12c L 10c, barometer 1024 Three more arrivals today means there are only three people yet to arrive and the entire crew will be on board. Lessons on all aspects of ship life continue. The Mates and Lead Seamen try to keep these sessions […]
By Chelsea McBroom February 17th, 2014 The Picton Castle had spent days in Mangareva looking for certain foods – potatoes, sausages, eggs – but just couldn’t find them. There was little potato in the shops and we didn’t want to buy them out, the closest we could find to sausages were cocktail weenies, but on […]
As we sailed from Pukapuka on September 16 our laughter could almost be heard above the ships horn which signalled our away. We were giddy for a variety of reasons. For one, we’d had a great couple of days enjoying the hospitality of the people of Pukapuka. Among the highlights for us were the cross […]