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Day's Run Westward Bound

Day’s Run – December 21

DATE: Dec 21st, 2014 BOUND FROM: Reunion Island, France, Indian Ocean TOWARDS: Cape Town, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean TIME ZONE: GMT +4 NOON POSITION: 28°17.2’S /042°14.7’E DAYS RUN: 108nm PASSAGE DISTANCE RUN: 871nm DISTANCE REMAINING: 1,334nm WIND: Wind Force 2, SWxS WEATHER: fair, 2/8 cloud, visibility very good, barometer 1017 millibars and falling slowly SWELL […]

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South Seas Voyage 2013-2014

Could Have Fooled Me

By Chelsea McBroom April 1st, 2014 (April Fool’s Day) It was another beautiful evening aboard the Picton Castle and Anne was looking sorrowful as she came out of the charthouse, having found that we were again going slower than 2 knots. In trying to make it for our early morning meeting with the tug boat […]

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South Seas Voyage 2013-2014

Nuku Hiva – Part 3

By Chelsea McBroom February 25th, 2014 Another beautiful day ashore with no sign of rain and I had a few options as to what I would do for the day. Starboard watch of the Picton Castle could have gone on a bus tour around the island, or Meg, Erin, and Nils, our Master Divers, had […]

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South Seas Voyage 2013-2014

Pitcairn Island Part 3

By Chelsea McBroom February 5th, 2014 The Picton Castle crew’s hour of fishing aboard the Pitcairn longboat was successful. Steve was kind enough to pick me up from the Landing after we had brought in the boat to hose it down and watch the locals filet the fish. We went and picked up Emily (aka […]