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Back-To-Back Transatlantics Voyage 2016

Day’s Run – 15 May, 2016

The wind moderated this morning again and the skies cleared for the early morning. As the Sunday galley team prepared breakfast (giving Donald a much deserved day off) PICTON CASTLE is pushed easily along and the sun is shining brightly. A lovely way to start our Sunday.   This didn’t last for long however; the next […]

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Back-To-Back Transatlantics Voyage 2016

Day’s Run – 14 May, 2016

Heavy winds kept up through the night at speeds 8 to 9 knots. The weather on the whole has warmed up, much to the relief of all hands, however that didn’t stop a squall this morning from unloading hail on to us! We quickly got out the deck brushes to clear it off as the […]

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Back-To-Back Transatlantics Voyage 2016

Day’s Run – 13 May, 2016

Overnight as predicted the wind built with the seas still relatively small the ship rode along comfortably logging 7 and 8kts most of the night into the morning. The crew have been keeping busy doing their ship checks and keeping a close eye on things in general. It has been said that ‘eternal vigilance is […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 22 February, 2016

Just another trade-wind Monday. There are now at least four sailmakers working on the quarterdeck at any one time, and four or five carpenters working midships getting Karl planked up, or planning down the mast on the port side of the well deck. The starboard well-deck is a cat’s cradle of footropes and cranelines getting […]

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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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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 31 October, 2015

Happy Halloween! We’re underway! Much thanks to the crowd of Lunenburgers and well wishers who came down to the wharf to wish us fair winds yesterday. The first day at sea of this voyage and all is well aboard PICTON CASTLE. Seas are small and winds quite light though it’s cold. New hands are finding […]

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Atlantic Ocean Lunenburg Meet the Crew Miscellaneous World Voyage 5

In a gale

In a Gale Captain Daniel D. Moreland So, we are in a gale. First gale for this Picton Castle crew. We are by and large running with it which serves our course just fine anyway – but it is a gale. Not a very big gale, just over the edge of 35 knots to qualify […]