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Day's Run

Ship Yard in Fiji

Both prudent ship management and logical marine regulation call for ships to be drydocked from time to time and have their hulls inspected and looked after. This is only natural as most vessels are in a somewhat corrosive environment of salt water. Freshwater is different and much kinder to steel, not so much to wood, […]

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Westward Bound

Work at Anchor in Fiji

Tuesday June 24th, 2014 Another fine day aboard the Barque Picton Castle at anchor in Suva harbor, Fiji, South Pacific Ocean. Nice ring to it, “South Pacific Ocean”, a good address, no? The torrential down-pours forecast to drench us today all day long failed to materialize. Nice sunny blue sky kind of day instead. Lovely […]

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Westward Bound

Fiji Sunday

By Kate “Bob” Addison Sunday July 22, 2014 It’s a beautiful Sunday morning aboard the Picton Castle lying here at anchor in Fiji, and the crew are scattered around the ship, chilling out after another busy week working on transforming the ship from ship-yard to voyage mode. Amy is reading in her hammock slung between […]

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Westward Bound

The Market In Suva

By Kate “Bob” Addison This is my first visit to Fiji, and being back in the warm, lush humidity of the South Pacific is wonderful. Picton Castle is lying at anchor just off the Royal Suva Yacht Club, on the southeast corner of the largest Fijian island, Viti Levu. It’s a bit more than 3 […]

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World Voyage 5

Bula Bula Fiji

A few days before we sailed into Suva harbour the Captain held a muster on the quarter deck to talk about Fiji. Some of the crew, including Mate Mike, Rebecca, Ollie and Logan, had been to Fiji before and they regaled the crew with stories of past adventures, recommendations for sightseeing, and general tidbits and […]

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World Voyage 5

The Lights of Suva

As the Picton Castle sailed into Suva Harbour on the 25th of September, after a sweet sailing passage from Pukapuka in the northern Cook Islands, the crew could not help but remark that it was strange and somewhat surreal to see big city lights once more. In sailing across the South Pacific it had been […]

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World Voyage 5

Mail for the Crew in Fiji

Picton Castle set sail yesterday for Palmerston Atoll in the Cook Islands after a fantastic and very busy ten-day stay at our home port of Avatiu, on the island of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. Stories aplenty of our adventures here in Rarotonga will be forthcoming, but first a quick note to inform you of […]