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Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Captain’s Log – Caribbean Part II

Dominica to Petite Martinique Written by Purser Kate (B0b) Addison We got underway from Dominica on Monday 3rd March, bound for Bequia less than a hundred miles to the south.  Funny how short an overnight sail seems when you’re used to crossing oceans. Not long ago I would have thought it quite the adventure to […]

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Westward Bound

On To Grenada

By Kate “Bob” Addison After a few days to relax, decompress and do nothing in Carriacou after so long at sea, we made the short passage to Grenada, which is just a perfect daysail away with sunny skies and fair winds. It’s a fair amount of work taking a square rigger out for a day […]

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Westward Bound

Caribbean Landfall

By Kate “Bob” Addison Sailing into Carriacou after over a month at sea On Saturday the 28th March 2015 Picton Castle and her crew made landfall at the beautiful island of Carriacou, part of Grenada in the Windward Isles of the Caribbean. The first sight of land was at dawn: a pale grey triangular smudge […]

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Day's Run Westward Bound

Land ho! Carriacou!

DATE: March 28th, 2015 Five weeks out from St. Helena and Picton Castle spotted land this morning at 1120: Carriacou bearing three points off the port bow, 25nm away. We’re sailing close by Petite Martinque now, coming round the north of the island past Windward and Gun Point, round to Hillsborough Bay on the West […]

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South Pacific Voyage 2012-2013

Carriacou!

By Kate “Bob” Addison Picton Castle crew are very much enjoying island life here in Carriacou, our first port of call since Canada. This island is seriously sweet – picture perfect beaches, lush green mountains, delightful people, food, musics, ice cream… I am sitting writing this at a rum shop (a “rum shop” being an […]

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South Pacific Voyage 2012-2013

Our First Port of Call: Carriacou, West Indies

By Kate “Bob” Addison Two weeks and two days out from Lunenburg and Picton Castle is sailing quietly and majestically to her anchorage off the beautiful island of Carriacou in the West Indies. We have logged some two thousand miles through the North Atlantic Ocean to get here, and it’s good to have land in […]

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World Voyage 5

Captured by the Character of Carriacou

Sailing from St. Barths on May 3, 2011, the Picton Castle made her way to the south, bound for the Grenadines in the Windward Isles of the Eastern Caribbean. On the morning of May 7th, she dropped anchor in the harbour outside the peaceful port town of Hillsborough, Carriacou. While a part of the nation […]

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World Voyage 5

The Gods of Montserrat

By Ollie Campbell Note by the Executive Editorial Committee: The below account by veteran Picton Castle crew member Billy ‘Ollie’ Campbell and the facts asserted therein have not all been verified by independent alternative sources, but we have found no one willing to go on record to call him a liar so we let the […]