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World Voyage 7

World Voyage 7 – We’re On Our Way!

And we’re off! After a week and a half of preparations alongside the dock in New Orleans, Picton Castle and the crew of World Voyage 7 began the first passage of that voyage this morning with 47 people and two cats aboard. We expect to spend today making our way down the Mississippi River, getting […]

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Back-To-Back Transatlantics Voyage 2016 Day's Run La Grande Traversee

Day’s Run – 28 June, 2016

Another lovely trade wind sailing day. The wind shifted east this morning and we squared away and hauled up the Studding sails. The ships work keeps on and many coats of paint are being applied with the good weather. Foot ropes and crane lines are being sent down from the rig for maintenance and temporary […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 5 November, 2015

This afternoon’s workshop was a passage and weather update from the Captain. He explained that we’re making good progress, both in miles logged and in the developing competence of the crew. The watches were focussed on the mainsail today as we set it and took it in plenty of times depending on the wind: aloft […]

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Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 21 October, 2015

Noon Position: Docked in Lunenburg, NS, Canada Weather: Partly cloudy, cool, H 9c L 4c, barometer 1014 Daily Log: Today’s first lesson arrived at our morning muster, directly after breakfast. The Captain spoke about the importance of continually checking the lines when it’s raining and putting slack in them whenever necessary. When wet, the manila […]

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Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 20 October 2015

Noon Position: Docked in Lunenburg, NS, Canada Weather: Overcast, H 14c L 6c, barometer 1020 How can a day possibly go wrong when the first thing you see is a stunning sunrise to the west and a double rainbow to the east?! What was even more amazing is that we had the double rainbow before […]

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South Pacific Voyage 2012-2013

Pago Pago

By Kate “Bob” Addison American Samoa is a very cool place. We are told it it culturally homogeneous with Independent Samoa (formerly Western Samoa), but the USA influence in American Samoa is clear from the golden arches of McDonalds to the huge Ford trucks that everybody seems to drive. Many of the people I spoke […]

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South Pacific Voyage 2012-2013

Sunday and Monday at Sea, Jogging Along Nicely

By Kate “Bob” Addison Yesterday was a Sunday so Picton Castle Cook Donald had the day off, and the galley team look after the meals with help from the watch. The galley team changes daily, one person from each watch have the day off from their usual tasks on watch and instead spend the day […]