Categories
Back-To-Back Transatlantics Voyage 2016 La Grande Traversee

Day’s Run – 5 July, 2016

After yesterday’s variable and squally conditions today turned quite the opposite, the wind came up in the morning and the engine was secured. All sail was set to dry and the ship began to move along slowly on a sunny day. A good portion of the afternoon was dedicated to getting the ship stowed for […]

Categories
Back-To-Back Transatlantics Voyage 2016

Day’s Run – 11 May, 2016

Light winds continued through the night and into today and we continue to steam along. This morning dawned clear and bright, still a welcome relief from the fog. Finally our chance to dry things out a bit, all the sails were loosed and many articles of clothing and towels hung out to shed some moisture […]

Categories
Back-to-Back Transatlantics Voyage Day's Run

Day’s Run – 7 May, 2016

This day finds us continuing to motor sail to the ESE with cold rain and fog. What wind there was has gone away and we have taken in all square sail. The sea conditions have calm down too from the day before and most of the crew who were feeling the sea sickness yesterday are […]

Categories
Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 15 February, 2016

There was a small pod of Minke whales just a few meters from the quarterdeck on the starboard side today. They stayed with us for much of the morning, sometimes rolling over just under the 6 to ten foot seas to show their white bellies before diving for a while. In the afternoon the captain […]

Categories
Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 7 November, 2015

One week out of Lunenburg and PICTON CASTLE is about half way to the Azores. Time is doing its usual deep-sea warping, what with two watches to stand and two sleeps a day, nobody really seems to know what day of the week it is. Sailing along out here, time is measured by the sun […]