Voyage 51 (Blog 8)

Almost there After a couple of days at sea I get flashbacks to the holidays my parents used to take me and my brother on. We would sit in the back of the car on our way to the south of France. That would take us about fourteen hours. We could entertain ourselves with...

Voyage 50 (Blog 7) – Christmas Island

Friday 16 August Kwai arrived at the SW end of V50.  Quietly full moon drifting off the pass at Pukapuka, we await dawn to tie up to the reef and get to work. The fair breeze blew us over from Nassau, slipping past Tema Reef, an isolated coral ring with no land mass...

Voyage 50 (Blog 6)

At sea, somewhere between Christmas Island and Penrhyn, or something like that. From the tablet on the table there is an interesting mixture of music playing. Simon and Garfunkel alternate with popular Kiribati hits, Laura Pausini, Peter Fox, Spinvis and Celine Dion....

Voyage 50 (Blog 5)

Kwai finally departed Christmas Island for the Cook Islands and South Pacific on 30 July after a 5 day delay to get into the jetty at Christmas Island to discharge 70 tons of Teraina copra.  To pass the time the crew broke out the needle guns and shore compressor and...

Voyage 50 (Blog 4)

23.07.19 We are punching into a stiff SE wind as we head towards Christmas Island having departed Fanning Island yesterday afternoon. Full sail was set to begin with however we had to give up at 0400 this morning, hand all sail and use the motor. Most of our cargo was...

Voyage 50 (Blog 3)

All are well and happy on board Kwai, the wind is just aft of the beam and we are sailing at 7.5 knots with the ukulele strumming and three part harmonies singing. We have had a busy time since arriving in Kiribati and have welcomed on board the ship some of our local...