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  • A day in Gisborne

    Blogpost by Kathy - March 14, 2008 at 8:32 1 comment
    Open boat talks (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov
    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.

    Over breakfast we... Read more >

  • Meet: Maite - Deckhand

    Blogpost by Kathy - March 13, 2008 at 8:59 3 comments
    Maite - Deckhand (C) GRENPEACE / Sharomov
    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. Formerly "many things" ... Read more >
  • The Mysterious Pumpkin caper…

    Blogpost by Kathy - March 12, 2008 at 19:38 3 comments
    The great pumpkin caper (C) GRENPEACE / Sharomov
    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 a powhiri. We the... Read more >
  • Of an evening

    Blogpost by Kathy - March 11, 2008 at 18:37 2 comments
    (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov
    (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 amazing because we ... Read more >
  • What the heck are we doing here?

    Blogpost by Kathy - March 11, 2008 at 14:54 10 comments

    Be a climate kiwiIt 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. In fact, what we're... Read more >

  • Meet: Tapio - Chief engineer

    Blogpost by Kathy - March 11, 2008 at 10:58 2 comments
    Tapio - Chief engineer (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov
    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 WORK FOR GREENPEACE?

    Drifted in f... Read more >

  • Meet: Joris - Engineer

    Blogpost by Kathy - March 11, 2008 at 10:56 2 comments
    The ship’s engine (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov
    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 work for Greenpeace... Read more >

  • Meet: Johannes, 29, deckhand

    Blogpost by Kathy - March 11, 2008 at 10:35 1 comment
    Johannes -  deckhand (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov
    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 that lofty aspiration, ... Read more >

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