After eight hard days at sea, a quiet dawn reveals the rugged tip of Bream Head, the entry to our home bay in New Zealand.
Bluewater sailors will wax poetic on the beauty, grace and power of the Sea. With a misty eye we will confess our deep devotion to her and pledge eternal love. In that sense we are a pathetic lot for it is an unrequited love. The Sea is as cold as she is deep, as fickle as she is wide.
Kyoko and Jim Bandy have created a small economic marvel on Also Island, in a remote region of northern Fiji. Cruising sailors are invited to participate in their Deck of Knowledge, but be sure bring a big heart and a sincere interest in the local people.
Given a Fijian island, a cruising couple embarks on building an empire to call their own. From "The Roger Henry Files" for our October 14, 2010, CW Reckonings