The 33rd crew member, Chris, just made her first ocean passage from New Caledonia to Brisbane. Chris is my first experience with findacrew.com an online crew to boat site that is a great asset for cruisers. After a few e mails and one phone call she flew to New Cal from Australia and hopped aboard Furthur.
On the long passage we got to know each other as one does on days of sun and sea—and sun and sea and sun and sea. She is an amazing 27 year old Chinese/American from LA. After a challenging childhood, she overcame adversities and worked her way through college, graduating with 3 degrees and no debt—both accomplishments I consider to be phenomenal. Since graduating 3 years ago she has been traveling the world, worked for Green Peace, been a nanny, bartender (similar talents needed there, hahaha) and multiple other interesting jobs.
We soon bonded and again I am blessed with a young, vibrant and toooootally (the LA accent is rubbing off) fun new friend and crew. As a bonus she plays guitar, likes classic rock and all things hippy and is introducing me to more modern music—begrudgingly I have to say I like some of it allot.