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The Night Before The D2D Race

And so we come to the night before the big race. D2D sets out from Dun Laoghaire harbour and runs around the South Coast of Ireland towards Dingle in County Kerry. I have no idea how long it will take us to complete this voyage, but I think the other crew are estimating that we’ll arrive in Dingle around Friday…

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Getting Ready for the D2D 2021 Race

It has been a year since I was first accepted to join the Picton Castle for a 3-4 month stint in the South Pacific. At the time, my inexperience with sailing didn’t really bother me. After all, the PC website advertises that they cater to complete novices. Now that so much time has passed, I feel like I really should…

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The Situation To Date

It has been almost a year since I wrote an entry for this blog. I truly did not intend to leave it this long, and the site is rather a sad sight with a final trailing message stating that the original voyage had been rescheduled for a later date and I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to wait for…

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A Slight Setback

Last night I received an email from the Picton Castle, which represents a slight setback in plans for going on a voyage. Due to COVID-19, they have opted to push the trip back until Summer of next year. Given that I registered for Leg 3 of the journey, this means that I may not be joining the ship until October/November…

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It’s a Long Way to Nuka Hiva

Because of COVID-19, the planned route of the Picton Castle has changed a couple of times over the previous few months. Legs 1 and 2 merged into a combined Leg 1/2, and some destinations were removed from the itinerary after the departure date moved to September. Even now the route remains subject to change. Still, excitement at the prospect of…

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A Long Anticipated Adventure

On April 1st, 2019, I finally submitted my PhD thesis. My research topic focused on entity linking in text-based cultural heritage collections, a phrase which I have repeated so often that it has lost all meaning. My PhD was not a short one. By the end, I had spent more than five years chipping away at what almost always felt…

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