Voyage 51 (Blog 12)

29th December 2019, Into deep waters again Bugs, bugs, everywhere I look there are Copra bugs. These tiny metallic beetle-like creatures wear hard hats with funny little antennas. They smell like their staple diet when you accidentally crush them. The familiar  sweet...

Voyage 51 (Blog 11)

25th of December 2019, The spirit of Christmas In a prelude to the festivities we have been working our asses off during 12 hour workdays to get the cargo hold organized for the voyage back to Christmas Island and Honolulu. The efforts were rewarded because Kwai...

Voyage 51 (Blog 10)

21st December 2019, The last run… Voyage 51 is coming to a conclusion after one more trip along the chain of Line islands. While in Christmas, on the jetty, I saw a foreigner taking measurements from the tidal-gauge and introduced myself. He, Jason, was an employee of...

Voyage 51 (Blog 9)

14th of December 2019, Christmas Island It has been almost two months since the Kwai left Honolulu on her current voyage. I can tell because by this time the last of the shriveled potatoes in the almost empty provisions-net start drooling their fluids in my fresh cup...

Voyage 51 (Blog 8)

10th of December 2019, Charismatic happenings It is 12 o’clock midnight. I’m not on watch anymore, but my bio-rithm wakes me up anyway. I find the stepping-on-crew preparing Cup-’O-Noodles in the galley and think to myself” “Oh well, Rome wasn’t build in one day”....