Monthly Archives

August 2015

  • New Zealand

    Goat Island

    Delicious healthy food, a real-live bed, and gorgeous ocean views? Sign me up. Being at the Leigh Marine Station of the University of Auckland was basically like being in heaven, except in…

  • South Pacific

    Living on a Tallship is Pretty Rad

    The trip from Suva, Fiji to Auckland, New Zealand was without question the best bit of sailing. For fourteen straight days we commanded the SSV Robert C. Seamans. While we still fumbled…

  • South Pacific

    Lost In Translation

    Typing on the computer while sipping hot chocolate is approximately 18 times more difficult when you are on a sail boat. Nonetheless, each of us took up this task once or twice…

  • South Pacific

    Suva, Suva!

    The “New York City” of the South, stepping into the busy streets of Suva was a shock to the system after the small island of Futuna, and nearly a week of sailing.…

  • South Pacific

    Offending and Befriending a King

    Futuna and I got off to a rocky start. When we arrived in port, a low grey mist hung over the island. Within minutes of disembarking the boat, a thick sheet of…

  • South Pacific

    Wallis the Island From “Lost”

    Lost (aka one of the most amazing television series of all time) was filmed in Hawaii, something that caused me to spend a fair amount of time geeking out when I visited…

  • South Pacific

    Wandering Around Wallis

    Michel, who works at “Wallis Radio” and helped to guide us to shore, came down to the ship and I was able to meet him in person! A kind and talkative man,…