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Day’s Run – 11 November, 2018

Sunday at Sea! There is always a sense of calm when waking to sunny, calm seas and winds on Sunday morning. Even though the ship’s routine is the same, same wake-up times and same meal times, Sundays have an air of peacefulness about them. With no projects being opened up, no sails laid out on […]

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Day’s Run – 9 November, 2018

At about 2300 last night we made it out of the Torres Strait, rocketing past the final sluice at 10 knots with a fair current.   We were lucky to have caught a steady current that helped pull us through, meaning we avoided having to anchor for the night. This morning as the hot sun shone […]

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Day’s Run – 3 November, 2018

As we make our way farther northwest, out of the South Pacific Ocean and into the Coral Sea, Picton Castle remains steady as she rolls through the larger swells, caused from the joining of the two seas. A rainy start to our day on board. This morning’s 4 – 8 watch were drenched but by […]

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Day’s Run – 2 November, 2018

TGIF onboard Picton Castle, which means we’ve been underway for a week now since departing from Vanuatu. For those crew members who are on a watch schedule, they sleep for at least 6-8 hours in the night and stand watch for 4 hours and repeat this cycle until they have a galley day. Galley day […]

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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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Day’s Run – 27 October, 2018

A gorgeous Saturday at sea aboard the Picton Castle. We couldn’t ask for better weather, the hot sun shines politely down on deck as a cool constant breeze runs over our suntanned skin. This morning a team of sailmaking helpers, including Sue, Braham, and Erin, assisted the ship’s sailmaker John by seaming together a new […]