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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...

Public transport in Auckland

Blog entry by Lucy | March 11, 2008

Even though it's not actually part of my job at Greenpeace, as a keen cyclist and climate change activist, I try to keep an eye on what's going on with transport in NZ. As you all probably know, if you've ever tried to take a bus or...

Farewell Auckland

Blog entry by Kathy | March 10, 2008

Today we cast off the mooring lines and set sail for Gisborne. As we left port, the non sea-faring section of the Auckland Greenpeace office lined the wharf to wave us off. The 13-month old son of the ship's bosun was even dressed for...

Meet: Pablo - Deckhand

Blog entry by Kathy | March 10, 2008

Pablo - Deckhand GRENPEACE / Sharomov Pablo is a deckhand on board. He's from Argentina, aged 29. This is his sixth trip to sea with Greenpeace. "Greenpeace is part of my family. My father always supported Greenpeace and worked with...

Goodbye Hans Monker

Blog entry by Nick | March 10, 2008

This morning the Rainbow Warrior sailed out of Auckland and I thought of Hans Monker who I met on the ship last time it was here. You would never pick out Hans in a bar as a hero. He just didn't have the look. But he went places most...

A day in port

Blog entry by Kathy | March 9, 2008

On the bridge (C) GRENPEACE / Sharomov A key part of our ship tour are the open days, when anyone can come on board, have a free tour, talk to the campaigners and meet the crew. During these tours, someone from the Greenpeace NZ...

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