The Captain's Log

Picton Castle Captain and his crew post of their travels around the world.

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Day’s Run – 20 December, 2015

Sailed past the islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura this morning, leaving them 35 miles off to port. It seems like we only just left Africa, …

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Day’s Run – 19 December, 2015

It was the final ditty bag workshop today: fitting the wooden bottom and splicing on a becket for the handle and there you have it: …

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Day’s Run – 18 December, 2015

A clear, sunny day of light airs. The Captain declared it a crime to motor on such a fine day so we shut down the …

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Day’s Run – 17 December, 2015

After a wonderful 6-day port stop in Morocco, we hauled up the anchor and got underway this morning, bound for our Christmas port in the …

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Day’s Run – 15 December, 2015

The off-going watch (4-8) took our beautiful boat Momonoy out for a sail this morning before heading off for their two days ashore. It was …

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Day’s Run – 14 December, 2015

It was the 8-12 watch’s turn to take Momonoy out for a sail this morning before heading ashore. 12-4 had the watch on deck and …

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Day’s Run – 13 December, 2015

A busy day of interesting work aboard the ship, while most of the off watch had a more relaxing Sunday ashore, wandering the small shops …

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Day’s Run – 12 December, 2015

Another day at anchor off Essaouira. Carpenter Tim made friends with a local ship builder here so we got a tour of the ship yard …

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Day’s Run – 11 December, 2015

PICTON CASTLE dropped anchor in Essaouira Harbour, in the Kingdom of Morocco at 1030 on Friday morning. We are tucked in between the old fortified …

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Day’s Run – 9 December, 2015

A gorgeous day today as we make way towards Africa. Ditty bag workshops continue with tabling to strengthen the top and grommets made of waxed …

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