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Voyage to the South Pacific

Why I Love Sailing to the Caribbean

Sailing from Nova Scotia southbound for the tropics can be quite the treat as well as a challenge in a big old school square-rigger. Any kind of vessel really. We sail southbound for the Caribbean Sea in the Picton Castle in June. South to the Caribbean for the summer? Is this crazy? Not at all. In […]

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Day's Run World Voyage 7

Day’s Run – 2 April 2019

Day came in partly cloudy and clearing. Wind picked up a bit. A beautiful trade winds day. The new royal yard almost done. New pin rails of Fijian tamanu wood getting varnished and are very pretty. Piles of canvas on the quarterdeck getting sewn together by Tyler and Katie under John’s oversight. Brahm and Aaron […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 11 February, 2016

The trade winds continue to blow fresh, even boisterous. We have wind and current in our favour and the ship is surging along, surfing down the waves with white-caps and flying fish scattered all around. New hands continued with their splicing practice in the afternoon, and the celestial navigation classes got as far as calculating […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 10 February, 2016

These Atlantic trade winds are blowing some fresh, and we’re romping along under t’gallant sails making excellent speeds with flying fish scattering about. Seas and skies are blue and the dusty Sahara haze of Africa is diminishing. SHIP’S WORK: Continue work on spars and planking for our wooden boat project, starboard main footrope maintenance, greasing […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 9 February, 2016

Westward bound for the Caribbean. Our first day at sea for a couple of weeks, and it’s good to get back into ship’s routines as we set out on our second Transatlantic of this voyage. This passage is set to be a good one, with consistently fair and moderate, even fresh winds and sunny weather […]