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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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Bengineer’s Blog November 26

6th of November 2018, Christmas swap As usual, Christmas island is the place where most of the standing crew is replaced by fresh sailors. And, as usual, the crew that went to Honolulu on the Kwai, brought back plenty of 'goodies' for the family. In this case, also I...

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Captain Brad’s post- 21 Oct, 2018

21 October 2018 Well so much for the joy of watching the spray come off the back of the waves in Teraina.  Today we are watching the 12’ waves build up and crash on the south shore, closing out the pass and making cargo work in possible.  We arrived on a Kiribati...

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Captain Brad’s Blog October 5, 2018

You would think that this route would get boring.  Same islands again and again.  In the last 12 months we have seen Fanning 24 times and Washington 10.  To me it is never boring.  The customers may be much the same but that is part of the fun to see them back for...

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Captains Blog

Yesterday we had another day of beauty.  The evening before we ran through some squalls blowing out of a clear sky.  Rain and wind to lay Kwai over and run her up to 9 and even 10 knots with topsail holding her own.  The next morning was a staggering display of clouds...

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