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Day's Run

Captain’s Log – Passage to Pitcairn Island

Picton Castle: AM position – Latitude¬† 10 degrees – 03 minutes South, Longitude 104 degrees – 23 minutes West The islands of the Galapagos lay 1,000 miles astern, Pitcairn Island is ahead 1,700 miles. Between is nothing but the winds, sky and blue ocean of the South Pacific.¬† The large seas and swell have laid […]

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World Voyage 7

Around Cuba

May 10, 2018 The day comes in fair and mild. Small seas. Light force 3 breezes out of the ESE. Yards against the backstays on the port tack, all canvas set and drawing. Helmsman sailing by-the-wind and making about south by half east (175). A small flying fish has landed aboard the Picton Castle during […]

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Westward Bound

Sailing the Isles of the Blest

April 14th, 2015 We just sailed from Bequia of St Vincent and the Grenadines, yesterday afternoon in our Barque Picton Castle. Bound for Antigua we are just now. Sailing under the lee of St Lucia and Martinique – plan to get to windward of Dominica to get some useful winds on the Atlantic side of […]

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South Pacific Voyage 2012-2013

Towards Panama

December 4th, 2012 Tuesday morning dawns bright as Picton Castle rounds and shapes up on a SWly heading past Columbia on our approach to Panama. Our position is 10Deg57’N 17Deg45’W, speed over ground 8 knots, and we have topsails set as we motor sail through these uncharacteristically light winds. Temperature is a steady 30 degrees […]