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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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V50 (Blog 2)

Gidday, as we Australians say. My Name is Ross and I am the First Mate on Kwai for Voyage 50. I heard about Kwai from another Australian, Madeleine, who was Captain of Kwai a few years ago. I love sailing with a purpose and delivering cargo to remote Pacific islands...

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Voyage 50 (Blog 1)

Kwai Voyage 50, another milestone in our path to wherever.  Kwai departed on 27 June with a full ship bound for Kiribati and the Cooks. She is not stuffed as full as some previous trips, but this is a relief to us aboard.  There is actual room on deck to stand and...

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Voyage 49 (June 16, 2019)

Kwai is now homeward bound, 2 days out of Honolulu, coming home with a big load of nets on the hatch and a belly full of nets and debris in bags.  We are not full and could easily stay out another month to fill up but this is the end of the charter and we are soon...

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Voyage 49 (June 11, 2019)

Today we got the biggest net of the trip, about 10 tons in wet weight.  This one was a tracked net that had stopped transmitting, then came back on line.  Two days ago we diverted to pick it up and it was well worth it.  We found nets on the way, and are still picking...

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