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Captain’s Log – Passage to Pitcairn IV

Sailed into a calm we did. And the Picton Castle¬†went from 7 knots, 6 knots down to 3 knots – after awhile half a knot. Slowly as the breezes petered out to no winds at all. Can’t say a glassy calm because we had and still have this typical large Southern Ocean swell of 12 […]

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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. […]

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Day's Run Summer 2015

Day’s Run – August 1, 2015

We are once again under way only this time every mile we sail we draw closer to home. Preparing for entering colder waters we went through a full set of emergency procedure drills including donning immersion suits. Just before lunch we broke back into sea watches with Starboard taking 12-6 and Port 6-12. The afternoon […]