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Louisbourg (CA) - Lunenburg (CA) - Digby (CA)

05 August - 15 August 2017

10 days, Picton Castle

From € 1151,-

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Normal price: € 1151,-

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Picton Castle:
Louisbourg (CA) - Lunenburg (CA) - Digby (CA)

05 August - 15 August 2017

Places at request – Join the Picton Castle in Louisbourg for a voyage to Digby. Because the voyage is more as 2 weeks there will time enough for sailing and stops along the way. The ship will make a stop in Lunenburg. It is a port town in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, Canada. Situated on the province’s South Shore, Lunenburg is located on the Fairhaven Peninsula at the western side of Mahone Bay. The schooner replica Bluenose II is operated by the museum and based out of Lunenburg. The voyage will end up in Digby. Open for all Windseekers, minimum age 18 years.

Ports

Louisbourg is a small town in Nova Scotia, Canada, named in honor of the French king Louis XIV. Its harbour dates back to the 16th century. Take a walk to see the 18th century fortress, the Kennington cove Beach or a picturesque lighthouse and admire the surrounding nature. You can also visit the Sydney and Louisbourg Railway Museum.

Digby is a small town in Nova Scotia, Canada, dating back to the second half of the 18th century. It has long maritime traditions, with many trade and fishing ships calling it home. Nowadays Digby is proud of its scallop fishing, it even holds an annual scallop festival! You can learn about the town's history in the Admiral Digby Museum. If you're more of an outdoorsy person visit the 200-years-old Prim Point Lighthouse or go hiking on the Balancing Rock trail.

  • Louisbourg (CA)

Key points

  • Dates: 5 August 2017 - 15 August 2017
  • Embarkation: 12:00 / Disembarkation: 12:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 18 years
  • Windseekers joining: mximum of 40
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English
  • Price includes: accommodation and meals, excludes drinks at the bar
  • Price excludes transportation costs to-and from the ports. Our travel counsellor can advise you and book your transfers
  • One-off registration fee €25
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: sleeping bags and towels
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • You will sleep in a bunk/cabin
  • "Pushed me out of my comfort zone, got to meet people I'd never get to meet and made lifelong friends."

    Jeremy (23)

You sail on the Picton Castle

Picton Castle sailing all sails
Shipping type: Barque
Homeport: Avatiu, Cook Islands
Date built: 1928
Trainees: 40
Length: 45m
Height of mast: 29,57m
Sail: 1157m2

Deep water, square rigger, ocean voyaging at its best. The barque Picton Castle is known for her international voyages, crossing oceans and a high standard of seamanship training. This 179-foot sailing ship accommodates 52 people, including 12 professional crew members …

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