DVDs, cell phones, chocopies and Kentucky Fried Chicken.  Heroin, ecstasy, komodo dragons and rhino horns.  Cigarettes, coltan ore (short for columbite-tantalite, a substance used in cell phones and other electronic [...]

By |2013-08-11T21:51:23-07:00August 11th, 2013|books, nautical history|Comments Off on Smugglers


Mau Piailug, navigator "How shall we account for the Nation spreading itself so far over this Vast ocean?'  -- Captain James Cook. On the 17th of January, 1779, [...]

By |2013-06-30T20:45:30-07:00June 30th, 2013|books, nautical history|Comments Off on Navigators

Hawaiki Rising

Bob and I sailed our 36 foot sloop from Hawaii to French Polynesia in 2000, an experience which gave us a great appreciation for the Polynesian voyagers of old who [...]

By |2013-06-22T11:52:27-07:00June 18th, 2013|books, ships and boats|Comments Off on Hawaiki Rising
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