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Voyage 53 (Blog 5)

April 2rd, 2020 Our beloved sailing vessel the Kwai is on its second day underway from Kirimati in the Line Islands to Hawai'i. All equipment and sailing accoutrements have been sea stowed and preparations for the voyage have thus far proven to be shipshape. In this...

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Voyage 53 (Blog 4)

Sorry all Kwaisters, we have been poorly feeding our blogs lately. In this Corona virus free land, lots of things has been happening. Let me start with regular Kwai life. Our last tour of the Outer Islands is now completed. We had crew that sailed on Kwai for the...

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Voyage 53 (Blog 3)

  V53 Blog. March 17 2020 The world is a very strange place right now. And stranger still, our— the Kwai crew’s— assumptions of this, experience of it, is all through gossip traded among the crew of the emails we’ve gotten from family and others, and emailed...

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Voyage 53 (Blog 2)

Voyage 53 4 March 2020 blog from Chantale The sun hasn’t left the sky since the ceremonial burning. The sea scale has an average of “3” since our departure on Feb. 27th. While on V52 the wind, the cold, the rain, the “things that can go wrong go wrong, stuck to the...

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Voyage 53 (Blog 1)

Voyage 53, 28 Feb 2020 from Shanan Aaaaaand we’re off! It feels like hardly a week ago that we arrived in Honolulu, battered, salty and limping slightly with our three torn sails after our dogged fight to get north from Fanning Island. The wind kept both increasing...

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Voyage 52 (Blog 4)

From Shanan Jack Johnson Blues, Matched only by the frosted swells Colored north Pacific Blue (15 degrees north Pacific blue, to be exact) (15 degrees, 07 minutes north Pacific blue, to be more exact) Emanate from the wheelhouse. It is 1300 on the 16th of February,...

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Voyage 52 (Blog 3)

7 February, 2020   After several days of rain and cold, we  arrived safely to Kiritimati (Christmas Island). So much rain on our last day at sea from Honolulu that the radar wasn’t detecting the island two miles away! We anchored and had the Kiribati boarding party...

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Voyage 52 (Blog 2)

29 January, 2020 As was mentioned in the previous blog, the rolling has not stopped yet. Twenty knots of winds, one foot of water on the main deck and the weather is getting colder and colder. After only four days at sea, we have started to eat our reserves of...

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Voyage 52 (Blog 1)

Anika Another tracker for Kwai On our departure day, we were told that there is a tracker just west of the Big Island floating along. Everybody is excited, the experienced ones in ghost net hunting and the first timers. We all hope to find a huge net although...

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Te Ririki ae Boo

1st of January 2020, Te Ririki ae Boo “HAPPY NEW YEAR”, says helmsman Teitera when I step into the wheelhouse. We exchange best wishes and Carson asks our New Year resolutions. My watch-mate Tabura surprises us with his wish to go to Tarawa and finish his training at...

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