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Day’s Run – 8 October, 2018

It’s Monday morning on board the Picton Castle and we’re back to our schedule of ship’s work to keep us busy on watch and, of course, to keep our lovely ship in good shape. Our engineer, Deyan of Switzerland, measured the monkey deck ladder with the help of his new assistant Kevin, of Sweden. Deyan […]

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Days Run – 14 August, 2018

Meat donuts for breakfast! Called “bakes” in Grenada where they are a long-standing traditional side dish. Always a great way to start your day off here on board the Picton Castle. Busy, beautiful day on board as we motor through headwinds. The Captain says this pretty odd wind patterns but not unheard of, just odd. […]

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Back-To-Back Transatlantics Voyage 2016 La Grande Traversee

Day’s Run – 23 June, 2016

As the night wore off the wind began to build in the morning. The ship is still sailing to the West with the wind mostly behind us and this allowed us to carry all sail and take best advantage of the wind strength. There is nothing quite like a square rigger with a fresh quartering […]

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Back-To-Back Transatlantics Voyage 2016 Day's Run

Day’s Run – 12 June, 2016

The wind again left us last night prompting us to yet again fire up the trusty B&W. We will continue to steam through the day and the forecast is finally looking favourable for finding the NW trade winds sometime tonight or tomorrow. And find them we must as PICTON CASTLE will have to make well […]

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Back-to-Back Transatlantics Voyage Day's Run

Day’s Run – 7 May, 2016

This day finds us continuing to motor sail to the ESE with cold rain and fog. What wind there was has gone away and we have taken in all square sail. The sea conditions have calm down too from the day before and most of the crew who were feeling the sea sickness yesterday are […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 20 February, 2106

Today saw the three watches battle for seamanship bragging rights in the long-awaited and much anticipated ‘Quest for the Broken Spoke’. Good job all round, but special mention to the 8-12 for their outstanding Star Wars costumes; 4-8 for entertaining (scaring) the judges with a Tongan Haka; and 12-4, the eventual winners, for demonstrating their […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 7 November, 2015

One week out of Lunenburg and PICTON CASTLE is about half way to the Azores. Time is doing its usual deep-sea warping, what with two watches to stand and two sleeps a day, nobody really seems to know what day of the week it is. Sailing along out here, time is measured by the sun […]