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Day’s Run – 7 October, 2018

Sunday at sea and a true one at that! Even the sun took some rest by sleeping in. An overcast start to the day set the tone for a relaxed day. After a busy time in port, getting the ship ready for sea and setting out again the calm day was much appreciated by all. […]

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Day’s Run – 6 October, 2018

We sail along on a port tack, calmly through the South Pacific seas, with light winds today. Bustling crew members on deck work under the bright tropical sun; it’s a contest who can sport the biggest hat. The shroud seizings are being painted a fresh coat of white, to Niko’s enjoyment the foremast is being […]

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Day’s Run – 8 August, 2018

Picton Castle sails along on a westerly course, rolling side to side through the South Pacific waters with a beautifully painted hull. A fresh coat of white paint was added in Mangareva. Wind filling our canvas, a breeze blows across the deck and to living quarters below as the sun shines down warming our tanned […]

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Day’s Run – 16 July, 2018

Plenty of bright stars and a crescent moon above us at dawn this morning, before a gorgeous sunrise dead astern. We were heading south out of the tropics and now have turned west for Pitcairn Island. Captain Moreland has informed us that the calm seas and light winds we’ve been luckily enjoying this passage will […]

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Day’s Run – 7 July, 2018

The wind is light, making steering tricky and keeping the helmsmen on their toes. At 1000 this morning we braced up sharp on a starboard tack, steering full and by the wind, now out of the west. This morning’s on watch put down their tools to leave the projects they were working on in order […]

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Day’s Run – 5 July, 2018

Wind has laid down and is almost aft. As the sun rose through the clouds this morning a handful of bright eyed and bushy tailed souls appeared on deck. In these moments they’re able to sip a cup of coffee or tea and have a moment to themselves while preparing for the day. Some may […]

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Day’s Run – 4 July, 2018

Seas laying down, yards braced almost square to the faired winds, the ceiling of the sky lifting and becoming blue. Happy Fourth of July and Tonga Day! An overcast, yet bright sky blanketed the ship this morning, grey clouds parted as blue pierced through, making for a sunny afternoon on deck. The sailmaking department is […]

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Miscellaneous

What is Ecotourism?

A very long time before Ecotourism was cool – before it was even a word – Picton Castle was an active ecotourism operator. But what does that mean? Ecotourism is a word that seems to be popping up all over. The latest trend in travel, it is rising in popularity on an international level as […]

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First Day of Bosun School

Although elementary and high school students in Lunenburg started school a couple of weeks ago, today is the first day of school for another group of students in Lunenburg. Picton Castle’s Bosun School begins today and we have a group of eager students ready to sharpen both their pencils and their knives. The Bosun School […]

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Miscellaneous RDV2017 Rendezvous 2017 Summer 2017

Captain’s Log – The Bay of Fundy

By Purser Allison Steele Our final ports of the Rendezvous 2017 voyage are within the Bay of Fundy on Canada’s East Coast. The Bay of Fundy is historically and ecologically significant as it contains the largest tide in the world; a whopping 29-foot change! For mariners, it can be challenging but not enough to keep […]