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Day’s Run – 27 October, 2018

A gorgeous Saturday at sea aboard the Picton Castle. We couldn’t ask for better weather, the hot sun shines politely down on deck as a cool constant breeze runs over our suntanned skin. This morning a team of sailmaking helpers, including Sue, Braham, and Erin, assisted the ship’s sailmaker John by seaming together a new […]

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Days Run – 14 August, 2018

Meat donuts for breakfast! Called “bakes” in Grenada where they are a long-standing traditional side dish. Always a great way to start your day off here on board the Picton Castle. Busy, beautiful day on board as we motor through headwinds. The Captain says this pretty odd wind patterns but not unheard of, just odd. […]

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Day’s Run – 8 July, 2018

Sunday at sea. 870 miles to go to Pitcairn Island. Light to no wind continues on this beautiful Sunday at sea. Sun is shining strongly on deck, the long drawn out swells periodically rock the ship back and forth, side to side like a parent would rock a baby to sleep in its cradle. Sleep […]

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Back-To-Back Transatlantics Voyage 2016

Day’s Run – 15 May, 2016

The wind moderated this morning again and the skies cleared for the early morning. As the Sunday galley team prepared breakfast (giving Donald a much deserved day off) PICTON CASTLE is pushed easily along and the sun is shining brightly. A lovely way to start our Sunday.   This didn’t last for long however; the next […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 4 April, 2016

We arrived in Bermuda this morning, after a cracking seven day sail up from St. Martin.  It’s always amazing coming in through the narrow town cut: suddenly the water is a gorgeous shade of turquoise, the swell drops to nothing and all seems well with the world.  There was even a mother duck trailing fluffy […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 3 April 2016

A squally Sunday at sea today, some swell running and darker skies.  The captain and mates have been studying the weather charts carefully over the last couple of days, watching a deep low pressure system that’s running up the coast of the USA.  Seems like we’re being affected by the tail-end of this low, with […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 6 March, 2016

PICTON CASTLE crew spent the first few days of March in Dominica – an amazing visit to a wonderful island!  The island is steep with no good anchorage so we put out the port anchor and tied our stern tied to a tree – that way the anchor is trying to drag up hill and […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 14 February, 2016

Sunday at sea and St Valentine’s Day today. Still sailing along swiftly in quite strong winds. We celebrated with popcorn, hot chocolate and banana bread on the quarterdeck this afternoon and pink iced cookies after lunch (chunky tomato soup with grilled cheese sandwiches). There were lightening and squalls overnight last night, but the squalls just […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 21 January, 2016

PICTON CASTLE is at anchor off the CVD yacht club, a wonderful old colonial hideaway in the city where we have been made very welcome and very well looked after. Our gang are enjoying the bustle of Senegal: wandering the busy streets and soaking up the rhythms and colours of a proper African city, shopping […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 19 January, 2016

Our crew got their first glimpse of Gorée Island as we arrived into Dakar – most will take the ferry across to visit this historic and poignant reminder of the Atlantic slave trade. This link will take you to more information on Gorée Island and its history.