Ben gineer Blog

5th of December 2016, Sinterklaas on Teraina Island Today we arrive on Washington Island and it happens to be a special day for Dutch people, like me. Once a year the Dutch celebrate Sinterklaas, Saint Nicolas day. A bearded old white holy man, dressed up like the...

Captain’s Blog

Thanksgiving Day, 2016 7N 158W We are heading north after a brief stop at Penrhyn Island to load empty drums for use in Kiribati.  The wind is fine in the East at 10-12 knots and we are motors ailing with all sail set at 7+ knots.  Good fortune has carried us through...

Bens News from the ship.

18th of November 2016, Southern Pacific Ocean Sailing on this great blue ocean, halfway between Fiji and Christmas island, I asked captain Brad for an interview. I was interested in his opinion about the effect that the new mizzen sail has on the sailing...

Ben’s blog 13 November, 2016

13th of November 2016, sailing past Vanua Levu Life changes when you leave shore. The everyday routine of working schedule is replaced by the everyday routine of standing watch, or day-work. The only fundament of a sailor’s life consists of the three meals per...

Ben gineers Blog

3rd of November 2016, Suva dry-dock Life is back to normal. Night dropped while the Kwai is sitting on anchor. Almost everybody is communicating with friends and family on social media. It won’t be long before we are cut-off from the virtual world when we set...