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Day's Run World Voyage 7

Day’s Run – 27 December, 2018

A gorgeous pink sun arose on our port quarter this morning, the age old saying “pink sky in the morning, sailors take warning” was not in effect today. Another beautiful sunny day on deck, with white puffy cotton like clouds dispersed throughout the baby blue sky. At 0630 lead seaman Dustin of Nova Scotia noticed […]

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Day's Run World Voyage 7

Day’s Run – May 19, 2018

Picton Castle is making her way into the Gulf of Panama and we are feeling the hot muggy tropical heat for which this area is well known. It will be cooler once we get well into the South Pacific, meantime, at least we’re not shoveling snow….. Ship’s Work: This morning’s wind was light and variable, […]

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World Voyage 7

World Voyage 7 – We’re On Our Way!

And we’re off! After a week and a half of preparations alongside the dock in New Orleans, Picton Castle and the crew of World Voyage 7 began the first passage of that voyage this morning with 47 people and two cats aboard. We expect to spend today making our way down the Mississippi River, getting […]

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Bosun Scool Lunenburg

Festive Weekend in Lunenburg

Lunenburg was alive with festive spirit this weekend and the Bosun School students took part in the celebrations. On Friday evening, people gathered on the waterfront to see the lighting of the vessels. Vessels at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic and Adams & Knickle usually participate, along with Bluenose II, and this year we […]

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South Seas Voyage 2013-2014

Leaving Huahine

By Chelsea McBroom March 28th, 2014 After the starboard watch returned to the Picton Castle from their overnight expedition in the monomoy, they told us excitedly that they had sweet revenge on the sand crabs that had bothered the port watch the night before. Late at night they decided to cook and eat them all, […]

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World Voyage 5

Anguilla Makes The World Go Round

On April 23rd, 2011 the Picton Castle motored into Road Bay, Anguilla. This long and relatively flat coral island represents the most northern of the Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean. It’s white sand beaches glittered in the mid-morning sun and its indigo and cobalt waters shimmered as they lapped against the shoreline. For many […]