The true story of two women stranded on New Guinea’s remote Hermit Island atoll after their sailboat grounds on a reef and sinks. At the mercy of the indigenous people, they are forced to live with the locals while they devise a plan to re-float their boat and sail to civilization. With careful planning and the help of the island men, they manage to save their boat from the reef only to find it immediately embroiled in a “cargo cult” salvage rights dilemma. Subjected to the arcane traditions of he locals, they struggle to keep control of their boat while they repair it in preparation for the dangerous trip to the mainland. It’s a unique look into the primitive culture of one of Papua New Guinea’s most isolated civilizations.
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About the Author
Leslie Brown is from New York, where she worked as a N.Y.C. bike messenger. She became a sailing enthusiast after moving to Hawaii. She restored an old 24-foot plywood sailboat and sailed on her own around the Hawaiian Islands for ten years, working as a scuba diving instructor.
Table of ContentsCONTENTS THE SINKING SAVING OUR KAGOS OUR NEW HOME A VERY LONG NIGHT BEGINS THE HULL IS PATCHED DAY ONE ON HERMIT KEDGING AND KAGOS BEACONS, TOKSAVES, AND THE MEN HAVE A PLAN A JUNGLE CRADLE FOR BANSHEE NIGHT WORK: BANSHEE FLOATS AGAIN "OH, THOSE NINIGO BOYS" "HAPPY SABBATH" RELIGION AND POLITICS HERMIT STYLE THE BIG CLEAN-UP A U.S. ENVOY COMES TO HERMIT GOOD-BYE, JOY OUR SEPARATE WAYS LESLIE ON HERMIT - MOVING BACK ABOARD JOY IN LORENGAU TOWN A FUEL SAGA AND FINALLY COMING "HOME" LIFE BILONG HERMIT "SEL-O" - OF BOATS AND PLANNING OF SHIPS AND HOPE LESLIE ON HER OWN AGAIN OFF TO PORT MORESBY THE SEARCH FOR THE MAGIC EPOXY JOY IN LORENGAU TOWN AGAIN LESLIE'S "PEBEKIM TIME" AN ILL-FATED VOYAGE HOPE, FEAR, AND A VISITOR ESCAPE FROM HERMIT A WEEK'S PERILOUS VOYAGE WE MADE IT! ABOUT BANSHEE REPAIRING BANSHEE AUTHOR'S NOTE PIDGIN NOTES EPILOGUE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS