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Lunenburg Miscellaneous

Coronavirus and PICTON CASTLE

Dear PICTON CASTLE crew for our voyage to the South Pacific, It is pretty clear that have been some dramatic and significant changes in our world in the past few weeks.  We continue to look into how these changes affect PICTON CASTLE and our upcoming voyage to the South Pacific.  As we announced earlier this […]

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Westward Bound

At Sea Again

By Kate “Bob” Addison Monday September 8th, 2014 Picton Castle has been at sea for four days now, four days into the month-or-so passage from Vanuatu bound for Bali, Indonesia. We sailed off the dock from Luganville, Vanuatu’s second largest city on the island of Santo last Thursday after provisioning, fuelling up and clearing out. […]

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Westward Bound

Getting Ready to Leave Fiji

By Kate “Bob” Addison July 30th, 2014 Another week has flown by aboard the Picton Castle, anchored here off Suva, Fiji, as we make the final preparations to set sail. Since my head has been stuffed with check lists of things to do and buy for the last couple of weeks, I find myself unable […]

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Westward Bound

Bending Sail in Fiji

By Kate “Bob” Addison July 11, 2014 Friday came in bright and clear aboard Picton Castle as we are lying here at anchor in Fiji waters. Another dry day, perfect for bending on more sail! Bending sail is an exciting moment in a voyage – one more step away from shipyard mode and towards being […]

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Westward Bound

The Market In Suva

By Kate “Bob” Addison This is my first visit to Fiji, and being back in the warm, lush humidity of the South Pacific is wonderful. Picton Castle is lying at anchor just off the Royal Suva Yacht Club, on the southeast corner of the largest Fijian island, Viti Levu. It’s a bit more than 3 […]

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Miscellaneous South Seas Voyage 2013-2014

In Fiji

May 12th, 2014 The Picton Castle swings at anchor placidly here in the northern end of Suva Harbour. The ship sailed in from Tonga ten days ago, and so ends an amazing voyage through much of the South Pacific Ocean and putting in at many storied islands. Tales to be told by this crew for […]

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South Seas Voyage 2013-2014

Near Tonga

By Chelsea McBroom April 21st, 2014 Supposedly the Picton Castle has crossed the date line but the Captain decided we wouldn’t change our dates or times until we are anchored at Tonga. Perhaps by doing this he thought his birthday would be skipped but he couldn’t fool us. Lily cooked on her day off and […]

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South Seas Voyage 2013-2014

Rarotonga – Part 1

By Chelsea McBroom April 8th, 2014 The day before we arrived in Rarotonga in the Cook Islands, as we were sailing the Picton Castle from Huahine in French Polynesia, we had a workshop to introduce the island of Rarotonga to the crew. Everyone who had been to Rarotonga before gave the others advice on visiting […]

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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

Slow Moving

By Chelsea McBroom March 29th, 2014 It quit raining soon after the Picton Castle sailed from Huahine and it somehow got even more hot and sunny. We had hit a high and there was barely any wind (and, it seemed, no air below decks to breathe). We laughed when switching over helm duty, not sure […]