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Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 18 October, 2015

Noon Position: Docked in Lunenburg, NS, Canada Weather: Sunny, cool, H 10c L 4c, barometer 1020 Today the crew enjoyed what may be their last day off while docked in Lunenburg Harbour. With departure moving ever closer, there was the obligatory mad dash to get laundry done. A big thanks to the folks at The […]

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Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 4 October, 2015

Noon Position: Docked in Lunenburg, NS, Canada Weather: Sunny, cool breeze, H 15c L 10c, barometer 1030. Much of what we do on the PICTON CASTLE involves a lot of coordinated effort from every person aboard. When I say this, your mind’s eye may immediately jump to the actual activity of sailing the ship which […]

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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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Summer Voyage 2012

Vineyard Haven

May 30, 2012 By Kate “Bob” Addison After a busy and exciting weekend at Greenport Tall Ships festival it’s nice to have arrived at the peaceful and pretty harbour of Vineyard Haven on the north side of Martha’s Vineyard. We cast off under sail from Greenport yesterday about lunchtime and sailed in company with Pride […]

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Bosun School Lunenburg

Bosun School in Lunenburg

How goes the Bosun School, one might ask? Going very well indeed, it is. Since arrival in Lunenburg our participants (from Canada, USA, Finland, Iceland and Denmark) have been very busy! They have been fixing and repairing boats, rowing boats, sailing boats, moving boats, bending sails, handling sails, sending sail down, making knots, splicing ropes, […]

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World Voyage 5

Time to Sail…

Despite the ticking of the clocks one now finds across the world, despite the ringing of bells or alarms reminding us of places we need to be and things we need to be doing when we get to these places, time never feels the same. Some days seem to ooze or drip by and others […]