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South Seas Voyage 2013-2014

Starboard Watch Adventures In Nuku Hiva

By Peter Crawford, trainee from New Zealand February 22nd, 2014 Saturday 22nd of February started in pleasant fashion with a midnight disco serenade from a club on shore. The Polynesian/western fusion accompanied a half moon rising over the eastern edge of the crater we are anchored in. Rain had cleared the hatch of those trying […]

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South Seas Voyage 2013-2014

On Turquoise Water

By Dr. Peter Sharp, ship’s medical officer February 15th, 2014 On turquoise water clouds pile high: green hills, white terns thought homeward fly. The Picton Castle left Pitcairn on the first of February 2014 with a big swell rolling in on Bounty Bay and motor sailed north until the next day loaded with tons of […]

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South Seas Voyage 2013-2014

Leaving Mangareva

By Chelsea McBroom February 17th, 2014 The Picton Castle had spent days in Mangareva looking for certain foods – potatoes, sausages, eggs – but just couldn’t find them. There was little potato in the shops and we didn’t want to buy them out, the closest we could find to sausages were cocktail weenies, but on […]