When I used to see a typical Hawaiian lei made of plumeria, I never imagined the amount of thought, preparation and labor put into its creation. While visiting a plumeria farm on Moloka’i, we learned every step of the process—from plumeria picking to shipping.
Who would have guessed in 1882 when William Purvis brought the first Macadamia nut tree to Hawaii from Queensland, Australia that the Aloha State would become the world’s largest grower of macadamias?
Our crew works seven days a week, 12 hours a day, for about 6-8 weeks at a time. They live in shared living quarters that would probably make you reminisce of summer camp. They are some of the happiest people I know.
Our favorite drills are our safety drills. We run them every week, and that’s when the cool tools come out. Fire axes, fire suits with air masks, emergency medical kits and ring buoys are serious business and we hope they are never needed, but we get to use them in drills all the time.
Now we return to Linda's experience sailing aboard the 86-guest Safari Endeavour in Mexico's Sea of Cortés. As we mentioned in the first blog post about her trip, Linda is our manager of reservations and she is working on this Luxury Adventure. Yes, working!