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Voyage 51 (Blog 3)

14th of November 2019 It's Wednesday morning and the airplane has started it's descend towards the Christmas Island runway. From above, I'm glad to see Kwai on anchor off the jetty. Today is the day for the great crew-swap. Besides me, the engineer, first mate Carson...

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Voyage 51 (Blog 2)

Kwai arrived in Christmas Island from Honolulu on 30th of October, and the next day began discharge of cargoes.  The trip south was fine, though we ran out of wind for the last half and had to motor sail to keep up speed. On All Saints Day, the cremated remains of...

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Voyage 51 (Blog 1)

Kwai sailed from Honolulu on Voyage 51 on Monday 21 October 2019, with a crew of 10.  The day before the cremated ashes of our shipmate, Tetaake Aretana, were brought aboard by Captain Brad and they sail with us now.  Before departure Ross arranged for a Catholic...

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Voyage 50 (Blog 10)

So about those dogs.....so many puppies....people....and pigs! Yes on our return trip to Christmas Island we were loaded with passengers.....and 23 puppies and 2 piglets and set sail. I seem to end up being the caretaker of the little creatures much ti the amusement...

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Voyage 50 (Blog 9)

Sometimes you sit down and contemplate your first blog...well here it goes. Voyage 50 was an epic trip in many ways. So many adventures and challenges and many laughs. I first want to say I learned a new and interesting way to clean and I mean deep clean the galley....

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Voyage 50 (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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