By Purser Allison We are approaching the Boston Harbour Shipping Lanes and have seen quite a bit of activity not just with vessels but with marine life. We were fortunate to see whales today that were quite curious about our comparatively small ship that they came to visit. Captain Sikkema held workshops on ratline splices, […]
A great day for marine wildlife: there was a small shark swimming dead astern for a while this morning (you can just see it in the photo), and then spinning dolphins off the port bow in the afternoon. There’s been heaps of shipping too, mainly big commercial ships bound transatlantic and a handful of yachts. […]
Sending up topsails today in San Sebastian!
Noon Position: Docked in Lunenburg, NS, Canada Weather: Overcast, rain, H 12c L 10c, barometer 1024 Three more arrivals today means there are only three people yet to arrive and the entire crew will be on board. Lessons on all aspects of ship life continue. The Mates and Lead Seamen try to keep these sessions […]
Parting is such sweet, sweet sorrow…especially when you have lived, worked and played with the same people for weeks on end aboard the Picton Castle. We’ve completed the final tasks, ate a fantastic final bbq, took the last few photos of the voyage and now it is time to bid adieu. Of course, in the […]
We are once again under way only this time every mile we sail we draw closer to home. Preparing for entering colder waters we went through a full set of emergency procedure drills including donning immersion suits. Just before lunch we broke back into sea watches with Starboard taking 12-6 and Port 6-12. The afternoon […]