Fenncast 1: Fiji to NZ by yacht

Hey, storyhounds. This is the first Fenncast… in which I crew aboard Adelaar (shown above in Tom Bowling Bay, NZ), a 35m gaff-rigged ketch from Suva, Fiji to Bay of Islands, New Zealand in November of ’88. With a big old boil on my knee.

Click the Play button above to listen.

Some shots from the passage…


“Adelaar” bowsprit view, in the calm waters just south of Suva, Fiji.



Vertical again with a bandage over the giant knee boil, post-squeezing by German nurse.



The American, on the rigging.



On deck.


Skipper’s wife and German girl prepare to cast a lure. We caught a huge mahi-mahi on that passage. Got a picture of it somewhere — will post when found.


I had two pairs of manta shorts. I thought they made me the raddest dude in the Southern Hemisphere. Note the remnants of that fetching boil on my right knee.


Intro & outro by Marcus Kihn http://www.alles.ca

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