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World Voyage 7

Bermuda and to Sea

Picton Castle sailed into Bermuda from Jost Van Dyke, 850 nautical miles to the south, just ahead of tropical storm Andrea. We got secured at Ordnance Island at noon before shifting over to Penno’s Wharf. We were very graciously allowed to stay here for the duration of our visit. Once there at 8:30 in the […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 9 April, 2016

It looks like we’ll be dodging low pressure systems on our way up north.  We’re currently going slow heading west more than north to make room for a big, deep cold front currently dumping snow on the USA, and forecast to pass to the north of us overnight.  Looks like we’ll have a day or […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 31 March, 2016

Gorgeous day!  It’s warm but not too hot with a steady force 5 breeze just abaft the starboard beam and we’re flying along.  Switched out the fore t’gallant sail for a newer one today: getting a suit of strong sails on her ready to head north. We’re at the same latitude as the mainland USA […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 28 March, 2016

PICTON CASTLE sailed off the dock at St. Martin this morning. We hove-to just long enough to get the anchor on the rail and the skiff hoisted, and then set our course north towards Bermuda, sailing close to the easterly trade winds under bright blue skies.  We’re homeward bound now, just one more island call […]

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Day's Run Summer 2015

Day’s Run – August 4, 2015

Under the cover of fog we sailed our way into Rose Bay this morning, tacking about 5 times before dropping anchor at approx 1130. Wouldn’t you know, as soon as we did the fog lifted long enough to see land – where yesterday there was none, we are surrounded once again. The rest of today […]

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Day's Run Summer 2015

Day’s Run – August 3, 2015

Believe it or not the attached picture is the best I could do at capturing the dolphins that were frolicking under the headrig this morning at dawn. It was such a beautiful sight, especially since it is one of our last mornings out to sea. Today’s ship work included a lot of smaller painting projects […]

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Day's Run Summer 2015

Day’s Run – August 2, 2015

For those of us who sailed into Lunenburg in May amidst a three day rain and hail storm, we are finding the weather to date a little surprising. Here we are, having hoarded warm weather clothing for the past two months in preparation for a similar experience, and it has been nothing but sunny and […]

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Day's Run Summer 2015

Day’s Run – July 29, 2015

The fact that we had to motor for a little bit this morning was more than made up for when, during the afternoon, we tacked the ship about four times then sailed onto the hook for the evening. While the tacking is going on there is so much to do it can be hard to […]

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Day's Run Summer 2015

Day’s Run – July 28, 2015

Always expect the unexpected on the Picton Castle. When pulling up anchor this morning it was looking like we would have to motor for a good portion of today’s journey. Not so – rather we sailed, albeit slowly, to our next destination. Upon arrival we furled sails faster than normal as a thunderstorm was on […]

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Day’s Run – July 26, 2015

REMARKS: It is absolutely amazing how much work can get done on the ship when we have the dedicated time to do it. We were all hands from breakfast until noon again today, then starboard watch on until 1800 and then port taking over for the rest of the evening. The day being rather cool […]