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Books, Nooks and Crannies (14 Waianuenue, Hilo, HI 96720) This charming little bookshop in Hilo opened in 2010 after the closure of the local Borders store (its owner even bought some of the old Borders furniture and book shelves). The … Continue reading

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The AS Carelia: A Freight Adventure

We were due to meet the AS Carelia at the Port of Brisbane’s Container Terminal, which as it turns out is quite a way out from the city centre. We took a train to an almost derelict suburban station (Wynnum … Continue reading

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Arriving in Sydney: 3 weeks and 7,415 nautical miles from L.A.

The waters on the strait between New Zealand and the south coast of Australia are notoriously choppy, and it looks like we managed to arrive at the worst possible time. The boat was originally scheduled to stop at Eden, a … Continue reading

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Life at Sea

Twenty-three days at sea is a fairly long period of time to contend with, even when making the odd stop along the way. Although we tried to introduce some sort of routine, it was often difficult to maintain in the … Continue reading

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