Ship Logs

Ben’s Blog, January 10, 2019

Kwai salvages yacht "Blue Star" Just as I was wondering how Voyage 47 could go by without "drama", universe provided us with some action. On our return from Washington Island we found a yacht anchored very close to our mooring in Fanning lagoon. After we were tied to...

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Ben’s Blog January 7, 2019

7th of January 2019, The Fanning Flu It has been quite a while since we carried this many passengers. Thanks to the inter-island services of Air-Kiribati, we have grown accustomed to having only a handful of locals traveling with us from island to outer-island....

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Ben’s blog 12-11-18

11th of December 2018, Penrhyn Island Our four-day crossing from Christmas to Penrhyn went very smooth. With a moderate wind and slight seas we could shut down the engine for half of the leg and enjoy all sails being set, besides the gaff tops'l. We made landfall on...

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Ben’s Blog, Crossing the line

5th of December 2018, Crossing "The Line" On board the Kwai we love tradition, and the ceremony around crossing the Equator is always a welcome break in the long haul between Christmas Island and Penrhyn, our next port of call. After lunch, King Neptune (Bengineer)...

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Bengineer’s Blog Dec

4th of December 2018, Back at Christmas Washington Island passed by like a breeze. The sea was so calm, it was almost eerie. Too bad that we had no copra to load this time. Because the Copra Authorities owed us so much money, a statement had to be made. We would not...

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