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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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Sunday in the Coral Sea

Sunday in the Coral Sea, November 4, bound for Bali by way of the Torres Straights some 380 miles away. Sunday at sea means a few things in PICTON CASTLE. For one it means putting away the tar-pots and varnish brushes and the gang can do laundry, patch some trousers or even read a book […]

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Day’s Run – 7 October, 2018

Sunday at sea and a true one at that! Even the sun took some rest by sleeping in. An overcast start to the day set the tone for a relaxed day. After a busy time in port, getting the ship ready for sea and setting out again the calm day was much appreciated by all. […]

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Day’s Run – 16 September, 2018

It was a quiet Sunday at Sea for those not cooking away in the warm galley, it was a relaxing, rainy Sunday. Everyone needs that once in a while. Crew members were huddled together over a laptop in the shelter of the salon enjoying entertaining television shows. Yes, we sailors do enjoy a great series […]

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Day’s Run – June 24, 2018

Sailing full and by the wind, occasional squalls, some with a bit of wind in them. Many miles to sail… Our first Sunday at Sea for this passage, the ‘Sunday Funday’ flag is flying high on the foremast and the relief galley team is vigorously chopping and prepping today’s meals – which thus far have […]

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Day’s Run – June 17, 2018

A gorgeous Sunday at sea here on the Picton Castle, sailing full and by, close hauled on the port tack under the warmth of the sun. We are just one degree above the equator as a cool breeze runs through the ship. It’s been a peaceful morning on deck, no sounds of tools running or […]

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Day’s Run – May 20, 2018

Our third Sunday at sea! Work is laid to rest allowing for hand blisters and muscles to heal for a day. Engine on, full steam ahead we made headway towards Porterbelo, Panama. The ship’s cook, Donald, of Grenada, has Sundays off. To fill in for him, two trainees spend their day from 0530 – 1800 […]

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Day’s Run – March 19, 2018

By Cara Lauzon Yesterday afternoon we enjoyed the rest of a Sunday at sea working on personal projects and enjoying the sunshine. Right before dinner the 4-8 set the main topmast staysail and inner jib, helping stabilize the rolling motion of the ship. We woke yet again to clear blue skies! This morning lots of […]

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Day’s Run – March 18, 2018

By Cara Lauzon We had an amazing afternoon of sailing yesterday with so many different things going on, then as the sun was setting the wind died and we took sail and began motoring. We woke this morning to a clear sky and Sunday at sea. We are still motoring, rolling a bit but the […]

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Day’s Run – 10 July, 2016

Weather forecasting has been an amazing advancement to safety at sea: to be able to have a heads up to what’s around the corner and being able to plan accordingly. But as complex as weather systems can be, the forecasters and computer models don’t always get it right. While we were expecting the breeze to […]