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Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Crossing the Atlantic

Written by Third Mate Anne-Laure Barberis It has now been three days since we left the last lights of the Cape Verde islands behind us, with no regrets. After two weeks in Sao Vicente it was time to discover new horizons! For the next two weeks at least, our horizon will be limited by the […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Our Time in Cape Verde

Cape Verde Boblog – written by Purser Kate (Bob) Addison The Barque PICTON CASTLE is at sea again, letting the fresh trade-wind breezes blow the red sand of Africa from our rigging; we are westward bound transatlantic in the steady fresh trade winds of the tropics. We just sailed from the port of Mindelo, on […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

The Passage from Dakar to Cape Verde

It was an excellent sailing passage from Dakar: we had a nice sailing breeze on the quarter almost the whole time, the ship romping along with flying fish all around. We’ve had nothing but sunshine for weeks now, so our fair weather projects continue: varnish, sailmaking, carpentry and taking care of the rig. Cape Verde […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 23 January, 2016

It’s a beautiful trade-wind sailing day here off the coast of West Africa. Sparkling blue seas, a light haze softening the blue sky, and a pod of dolphin skipping and diving off the port quarter. After all the bustle and colour and noise of Senegal it is incredibly peaceful to be back at sea in […]