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South Pacific Voyage 2012-2013

Leaving Lunenburg

By Kate “Bob” Addison Saturday November 3, 2012 This morning at 10am there was a gathering on the Picton Castle dock in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. The reason: Picton Castle was sailing from Lunenburg, bound for South Pacific explorations. Thanks to our friends and well-wishers who came out to send us off in style, and especially […]

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Lunenburg South Pacific Voyage 2012-2013

Pre-departure Task List

By Kate “Bob” Addison As our Picton Castle is about to set off on another epic voyage, this time bound for and throughout the amazing South Pacific in the trade winds, we thought our readers might be interested to read about some of the detail of our preparations. Sailing to the South Seas might seem […]

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Lunenburg South Pacific Voyage 2012-2013

South Pacific Voyage Departure

****UPDATE**** Due to weather, Picton Castle’s departure has been delayed until Monday at 2:00pm. Picton Castle has been abuzz with activity for the past three weeks with orientation, training and preparation for the South Pacific Voyage. New trainee crew members joined us October 1st and have been getting to know each other, working together, learning […]

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Summer Voyage 2012

Tacking Across the Gulf Stream

The Picton Castle and crew are having one awesome seagoing day! A big blue sunny day, shiny seas, sunny skies, we are sailing along braced sharp on the port tack making easting across the Gulf Stream about 50 miles south of Cape Hatteras. The Stream is giving us about a 20 degree lift in the […]

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South Pacific Voyage 2012-2013

Outward Bound for the South Pacific

Not long ago some of the crew were sitting around a fireplace here in Lunenburg on a blowing late winter’s night. All were veterans of one or more voyages through the South Pacific in the Picton Castle and were contemplating the next voyage and all that it would bring. As attractive as the planned voyage […]