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…

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

 

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

 

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The American, on the rigging.

 

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On deck.

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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.

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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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