Captain Carson’s dream- a short story

Don’t Forget the Dalai Lama’s Rice I became captain of the Kwai two weeks ago.  Command of the worlds largest sail auxiliary cargo ship, one of the most interesting maritime jobs in the world. Whenever I am in charge of a boat,  I wake once or many times...

Ben’s Christmas Blog, 2018

25th of December 2018, Christmas on the high seas On Christmas eve we passed the Equator, heading North from Pukapuka to Fanning Island. We were lucky to have nothing but steady trade-winds to keep our sails full, while staying on track towards our destination....

Ben’s Blog 19 December 2018

19th of December 2018, Coconut Crab We came to our most southern destination of Voyage 47, and landed at my favorite of islands on our route. Nassau island only knows about 6 dozen inhabitants but their positive energy make up for their numbers. This energy is...

Ben’s Blog 17 December, 2018

17th of December 2018, Nassau Island We spent two days on the coast of Manihiki, offloading cargo and organizing Kwai store in the villages of Tauhuno and Tukao. There was again a lot of interest in the items that we brought from Honolulu, probably due to the nearing...

Ben’s blog 13 December, 2018

12th of December 2018, Rakahanga island A two-day sail brought us from Penrhyn to the shores of Rakahanga. The Kwai stayed adrift along the coast while the local barge tendered our cargo between ship and shore. It was great to see a few new inhabitants, in addition to...