Ben’s Blog from Fiji

19th of September 2016, Fantasy Island Fiji (the island of Viti Levu in this case)… I’m not enchanted by its beauty yet. This side of the island is quite barren and dry. The Kwai is docked in a place called ‘Fantasy Island’. Yes, one needs a...

Ben’s blog, 2 September

2nd of September 2016, Kwai meets Tiare Taporo Deep Water Ltd. has been running an operation for ten years that you could call unique. Worldwide there are only a few sailing vessels that actually manage to run a feasible business in sailing cargo and trade. So what is...

Ben’s Blog- 29th August, 2016

Humpbacks at Manihiki shore On Saturday evening we left Rakahanga for Manihiki with two passengers on board. A few hours later the passengers were picked-up by the local tender at Tukao village. After this we moved to go on anchor near Tauhunu village. On Sunday we...

25th of August 2016, Penrhyn

Today was a special day for navigators and (other) admirers of the celestial sky. After dark one could observe two planets come into conjunction. During out night watches we have been observing Mars and Saturn approach each other over the last weeks. On the 27th of...

Ben-gineers post August 14, 2016

Running back to Christmas  Shortly after daybreak on Saturday I got the honor of bringing the ship up to the mooring in Fanning Island. Because of our experienced crew the maneuver ran like clockwork. While crossing the pass to the lagoon the rigid inflatable tender...