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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 8 October, 2015

It’s difficult to take pictures of heavy weather at sea. Braced against the rail with the wind singing in the rigging and the decks lurching under you as she dances along, skipping over 10 foot swell with the white water churning under the bow and sloshing across the main deck and salt spray in your […]

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Day's Run Westward Bound

Day’s Run – February 10, 2015

Another beautiful day in the South Atlantic. The trade winds are back to their usual reliably good form, the sun is shining and the ocean is sparkling bright blue. SHIPS WORK: It’s too breezy to send sails up and down today so we’re working on other things. The main project for the day is overhauling […]

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Day's Run Westward Bound

Day’s Run – February 7, 2015

DATE: Feb 7th, 2015 REMARKS: The water has warmed up 10°C in the last 24 hours – meaning we are finally out of the cold current sweeping up the coast of Africa from the Antarctic. We celebrated the new warmth with a saltwater power-shower on the main deck – good to exercise the fire pumps […]

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Westward Bound

Fiji – The Start of a Voyage

By Kate “Bob” Addison June 30, 2014 I started writing this log on Monday afternoon, and it’s now Thursday morning. Apart from how badly I procrastinate, that says something about how busy life is aboard Picton Castle at the start of a voyage…. Our crew for this first leg have arrived now, and we’re excited […]

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South Seas Voyage 2013-2014

Chelsea’s Story

Have you ever thought about sailing a tall ship? Picton Castle accepts trainee crew members with no sailing experience needed, just a strong back and a willing heart. The crew on all our voyages is diverse – a variety of nationalities, backgrounds and ages. We’ve asked a few of the crew who are currently aboard […]

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Aloha Polynesia

Sunday at Sea, Canada Day and First Cargo Run

By Kate “Bob” Addison 1st July 2013 It’s Monday the 1st July, so Picton Castle would like to wish a very happy Canada Day to all our friends back home in Lunenburg and across Canada! We plan to celebrate this evening with a nice BBQ mahi mahi, ice cream for all hands and maybe even […]