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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 15 December, 2015

The off-going watch (4-8) took our beautiful boat Momonoy out for a sail this morning before heading off for their two days ashore. It was quite a relaxed work day aboard the ship for the on-watch: getting lots of coats of paint on various open projects and slushing the rig with a tarry mixture while […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 14 December, 2015

It was the 8-12 watch’s turn to take Momonoy out for a sail this morning before heading ashore. 12-4 had the watch on deck and continued with fair-weather projects, another pleasant and productive day at anchor. We’ve been really lucky with the weather during this port stop, we’ve hardly seen the strong winds for which […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 12 December, 2015

Another day at anchor off Essaouira. Carpenter Tim made friends with a local ship builder here so we got a tour of the ship yard to see some wooden fishing boats and ships at varying stages of construction, and the simple tools used for their construction: a 70 year old band saw and planer (originally […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 11 December, 2015

PICTON CASTLE dropped anchor in Essaouira Harbour, in the Kingdom of Morocco at 1030 on Friday morning. We are tucked in between the old fortified town with its high red walls and the Ile de Mogador, also known as the Purple Island since antiquity because of the purple dye made from special shells found here. […]