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Miscellaneous Westward Bound

Coming Down From Drydock

Tuesday June 10th, 2014 After 11 days ‘up on the hard’ the Picton Castle was ready to relaunch from the marine railway at Suva, Fiji. It would have been maybe only seven days but for the four days of torrential tropical rain that put a halt to some projects. But this had been a good […]

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Miscellaneous South Seas Voyage 2013-2014

Shipyard in Fiji, Day One

May 22nd, 2014 The day came in calm with light rain, we got the anchor up and, motored the mile to the shipyard through anchored vessels and some cruising yachts and nosed the Picton Castle into a bunch of Oriental Fishing boats, from their rust stains and sea-slime well above their waterline they’re clearly waiting […]

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Miscellaneous South Seas Voyage 2013-2014

In Fiji

May 12th, 2014 The Picton Castle swings at anchor placidly here in the northern end of Suva Harbour. The ship sailed in from Tonga ten days ago, and so ends an amazing voyage through much of the South Pacific Ocean and putting in at many storied islands. Tales to be told by this crew for […]