Gang Aft Agley

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach At least things started well on the voyage to New Caledonia. We got the ship all prepared, we cleared Customs and Immigration, and the good…

Moving Out

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach The last crew member arrived today, and we moved onto the boat. It’s great except for the mosquitoes … and unfortunately, Zika virus is alleged…

The Dogs of Winter

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach After a very long night, with a ten-hour flight somewhere in the middle, I blew into Fiji at about five in the morning. I was…

Air Conditioning Nairobi, Refrigerating The Planet

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I’ve mentioned before that a thunderstorm functions as a natural refrigeration system. I’d like to explain in a bit more detail what I mean by…

Old Bill Rises From The Dead

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I’ve written about a South Pacific reprobate I called “Old Bill” before in my tale called Modern Piracy. He was a con man of the…

Awe, shucks …

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Wintertime was magic when I was a kid. When the snow came, it transformed our world. It turned the forest that surrounded our ranch into…

So Many People … So Little Rain

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Well, I started a post on Kiribati, but when it was half written I found Andi Cockroft had beaten me to it with his post.…

Great Circle Route over the pole cleared for Branson's Virgin Air

This will shave six hours off a flight from London to Fiji, which had to either stop in Los Angeles or Seoul en-route. There’s a good side and a bad…