Ben’s blog 12-11-18

11th of December 2018, Penrhyn Island Our four-day crossing from Christmas to Penrhyn went very smooth. With a moderate wind and slight seas we could shut down the engine for half of the leg and enjoy all sails being set, besides the gaff tops’l. We made...

Ben’s Blog, Crossing the line

5th of December 2018, Crossing “The Line” On board the Kwai we love tradition, and the ceremony around crossing the Equator is always a welcome break in the long haul between Christmas Island and Penrhyn, our next port of call. After lunch, King Neptune...

Bengineer’s Blog Dec

4th of December 2018, Back at Christmas Washington Island passed by like a breeze. The sea was so calm, it was almost eerie. Too bad that we had no copra to load this time. Because the Copra Authorities owed us so much money, a statement had to be made. We would not...

Bengineer’s Blog November 26

6th of November 2018, Christmas swap As usual, Christmas island is the place where most of the standing crew is replaced by fresh sailors. And, as usual, the crew that went to Honolulu on the Kwai, brought back plenty of ‘goodies’ for the family. In this...

Chief Mate Carson’s Blog

After 9 days at sea, I was on watch at 0400 Thursday morning.  I could see a faint outline of Fanning Island on the radar. As the sun rose and we got closer we could could see the Island with our own eyes; The whole crew was excited. Beeni, a Fanning resident got up...