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Day’s Run – 30 October, 2018

Whilst our North American loved ones are getting ready for Halloween and fall activities back home, we here on the Picton Castle are enjoying the weather that we’ve been so blessed with. The sun is powerfully hot, yet not the hottest we’ve endured on this voyage, luckily the wind is constant, and if you’re lucky […]

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Captain’s Log – Passage to Pitcairn Island

Picton Castle: AM position – Latitude  10 degrees – 03 minutes South, Longitude 104 degrees – 23 minutes West The islands of the Galapagos lay 1,000 miles astern, Pitcairn Island is ahead 1,700 miles. Between is nothing but the winds, sky and blue ocean of the South Pacific.  The large seas and swell have laid […]

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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 – 10 January, 2016

It’s been a gentle start to our crossing from the Canary Islands towards Senegal, starting with a Sunday at Sea. We spent the day sailing slowly past the iconic island of Tenerife until the light wind died completely so we took in all sail and fired up the main engine to make some headway through […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 6 November, 2015

Fairly big seas today, the final remnants of last night’s strong winds. Some water sloshing across the main deck and out through the freeing ports. Occasionally a bigger wave comes over the rail and you can hear where it hit by the sound of the shriek – unless the watch were quick enough to get […]

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Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Taking No Risks with the Weather

Captain’s Log Kate (Bob) Addison – 30 October 2015 It’s a sunny Friday afternoon in beautiful Lunenburg, and PICTON CASTLE is looking good. She’s alongside at her wharf, where she’s spent the past three months ever since returning from the summer voyage of Tall Ship festivals. It’s been a busy and productive three months: a […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 30 October 2015

Noon Position: Docked in Lunenburg, NS, Canada Weather: Clear sky, cool, H 12c L 2c, barometer 1001. Last minute tasks, drying sail and repetition of drills was the focus of the morning. Fiji, of course, had her own ‘to do’ list which included a game of Cat and Mouse. The Captain held the first of […]

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Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run: 1 October 2015

Noon Position: Docked in Lunenburg, NS, Canada Weather: Rain, wind, temp 13c high 9c low Finally the day has arrived! Today is the official first day of the Trans-Atlantic Voyage. At muster this morning there were about 45 crew members ready and eager for the adventure to begin. Some have been here for a few […]