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Meet Carmen, Onboard Campaign Manager

Blog entry by Kathy | March 14, 2008

Carmen - Campaign manager (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov Carmen (otherwise known as Nautical Goddess) is a very experienced campaigner, having spent 12 years volunteering and working with Greenpeace , in various roles. I asked her to...

Meet: Kristin - Deckhand

Blog entry by Kathy | March 14, 2008

Kristin - Deckhand (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov Kristin, is 35, born and bred in Gisborne, and a deckhand on board. He is actually very overqualified, having trained and worked as an aircraft engineer for 10 years after leaving school. ...

A day in Gisborne

Blog entry by Kathy | March 14, 2008

Open boat talks (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov I take it all back! Gisborne is a meteorological chocolate box. I woke at 4:30am to pouring rain, an open cabin hatch and a developing puddle on the floor. And the rain pretty much didn't stop...

Meet: Maite - Deckhand

Blog entry by Kathy | March 13, 2008

GRENPEACE / Sharomov Maite (pronounced MY-TAY) is my cabin mate. She's also a deckhand and she is always smiling. When I sat down to talk to her, I could have sat there forever. She is 100 per cent interesting. She's from Spain.

The Mysterious Pumpkin caper…

Blog entry by Kathy | March 12, 2008

The great pumpkin caper (C) GRENPEACE / Sharomov Gisborne really is everything they say it is – hot, sunny and very friendly! Friendly incident 1: After a gallant entry into the Harbour, we were welcomed by members of a local iwi with...

Of an evening

Blog entry by Kathy | March 11, 2008

(C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov Evenings are when the Rainbow Warrior is in full glory. The late sun washes over the deck, the sea calms down and everyone wanders outside after dinner to behold the beauty of it all. Tonight was especially...

What the heck are we doing here?

Blog entry by Kathy | March 11, 2008

It was after about 11 hours of running between bunk and toilet late yesterday that I began to ask myself: "what the $%#@ am I doing? Is this really worth it? WHY IS THIS HAPPENING TO ME????!?!". Which brings me to what I am doing.

Meet: Tapio - Chief engineer

Blog entry by Kathy | March 11, 2008

Tapio - Chief engineer (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov NAME: Tapio AGE: 61 NATIONALITY: Finnish TITLE/JOB ONBOARD: Chief engineer BACKGROUND Ship building , ship repair dry dock , Commercial ships, Fair trade works . WHY DO YOU...

Meet: Joris - Engineer

Blog entry by Kathy | March 11, 2008

The ship’s engine (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov Joris is Dutch and an engineer onboard the Rainbow Warrior. "I used to work on merchant navy ships, and at power plants. But that was too boring, and I always was curious how it would be to...

Meet: Johannes, 29, deckhand

Blog entry by Kathy | March 11, 2008

Johannes - deckhand (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov Johannes grew up in Japan and Germany (his father is Japanese and his mother is French/German. I asked him what he had wanted to be when he grew up. He pauses. "A policeman." Despite...

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