Pretend that you are anavigator. There are 12 men on the crew and all of us have differentduties. We are responsible for taking care of the canoe and sailingit. Crew members are on four hour shifts. When they are not on duty,they read, play card games or simply relax until they are back onshift.
Your job is to be the decisionmaker of the canoe's course. You tell the crew which direction tosail in to get to Tahiti. The stars are your main tool ofnavigating.
Life aboard the canoe is veryharsh for us. In the first two weeks our skin has to get used to thestrong sun. Many of us get badly sunburned. Since the canoe is such asmall place, everyone makes an effort to get along and respect oneanother.
To bathe, we have a specialsoap that makes bathing in salt water actually refreshing.
To cook our food we broughtalong a propane gas stove. Most food we brought along was dried orcanned, but mostly food that would not spoil so easily. We have oneperson who usually cooks all of our meals.
While sailing, you feel asthough you are in a small village, and your crew mates are yourfamily.
Supplies They BringAlong
What Kind of Food Did TheyHave?
Jobs of the CrewMembers