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South Pacific Voyage 2012-2013

Daysails and Awards

Editor’s note: Apologies for not keeping you fully up to date in the Captain’s Log. We’ve wrapped up the South Pacific Voyage and are just beginning the Aloha Polynesia Voyage which will see Picton Castle sailing entirely within the Cook Islands, offering our award-winning sail training program while we deliver cargo and passengers between the […]

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South Pacific Voyage 2012-2013

Just Another Tuesday

By Kate “Bob” Addison We have a well-used expression on the ship that something is very “Tuesday”. Tuesday being the vanilla of weekdays. Not traumatic like a Monday or fabulous like a Friday, just run-of-the-mill, routine and rather dull. Well, today is a Tuesday and on board Picton Castle our daily ship routine rolls along, […]

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South Pacific Voyage 2012-2013

Dancing at Palmerston Atoll

By Kate “Bob” Addison For me, our visit to Palmerston Atoll, indeed our whole way of life on this South Seas voyaging barque of ours, is summed up by a comment the Captain made to Bill and Metua Marsters, my hosts on Palmerston. He said “none of us are rich, but we have a very […]

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South Pacific Voyage 2012-2013

Palmerston Island – An Introduction

By Kate “Bob” Addison It’s another Monday morning in the South Pacific for the Barque Picton Castle and her crew, in position 17°33’S, 163°58’W. All square sails are set except for the mainsail, and yards are braced square as we run dead downwind towards Samoa. It’s our first day back at sea after an amazing […]