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Day's Run World Voyage 7

Day’s Run – December 23, 2018

Last night the moon shone vibrantly, illuminating the deck as if a street lamp was hung above our ship. During the 8-12 watch, the topmast stuns’l halyard parted. With the light of the moon, the on duty watch was able to see clearly as they worked to take in all three stuns’ls, packing them away […]

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Day's Run World Voyage 7

Day’s Run – June 27, 2018

Only 2,000 miles to go to Pitcairn Island. Misty rain squalls that leave us rolling in short calms and put a damper on paint projects as well as slow down the sailmaking. But all is good enough. We are headed the right direction with warm fair winds. Lots of rigging, sailmaking and small carpentry jobs […]

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Day's Run Westward Bound

Day’s Run – May 7, 2015

The wind continues at a steady force 6, but the waves have evened out and they are less confused now we’re further from land, so it’s altogether a much more pleasant ride. The ship is making between 6 and 7 knots under fairly short sail, we’re romping along! A container ship just passed by about […]

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Day's Run Westward Bound

Day’s Run – December 29

DATE: Dec 29th, 2014 BOUND FROM: Reunion Island, France, Indian Ocean TOWARDS: Cape Town, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean TIME ZONE: GMT +3 NOON POSITION: 34°14.7’S /025°46.1’E DAYS RUN: 162 nm PASSAGE DISTANCE RUN: 1,829 nm DISTANCE REMAINING: 420 nm WIND: Wind Force 4-5, SxE WEATHER: Fair, 7/8 cloud, visibility very good, barometer 1021 millibars and […]

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Westward Bound

Life & Times In Bali

By Kate “Bob” Addison October 20th, 2014 We’ve visited some amazing places with the Picton Castle on this wonderful, slow voyage round the world, but nowhere quite like Bali! It’s the Far East, it’s Indonesia, it’s Bali! The colour and noise and bustle is really something especially after visiting some of the quietest and most […]

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Miscellaneous South Seas Voyage 2013-2014

Fiji Days

May 20th, 2014 Captain John Beebe-Center and his salty crew sailed the Picton Castle into Suva Harbour from Tonga a couple weeks ago, set her big starboard anchor, furled and then sent down all her sail. Then after some celebrations most crew from our amazing voyages throughout the South Pacific then packed their sea-bags to […]