Friday, May 20, 2011
Circumnavigating square rigger, more barge antics and another visitor
The Barque Picton Castle is a three-masted tall ship based in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada but best known for their sail training voyages around the world.
They are just completing a fifth circumnavigaton of the globe in. Many crew had no previous sailing experience, just a strong back, a willing heart and the $46,000 US for the trip!
It looked a little salt spattered and well worn as it sailed in fro Cape Town and rested at anchor just behind us for a few days while the crew chipped and painted. When they set off this morning their sail handling skills looked wel honew and all sail was soon flying.
MORE BARGE ANTICS
The first effort to right the barge by partially sinking it and then towing it sideways failed and they have carried on sinking it deeper on one side and towing but again without success.
NO SUNSET PIC TODAY BUT I GOT THIS SHOT NOT LONG AFTER SUNRISE
A black headed gull has decided that my dink is a suitable roost. He or she is a welcome visitor as long as it leaves a clean wake.
Posted by John Duncker at 6:53 PM