Author: Chancey Smith
Location: Christmas Island
We knew we were close when we spotted birds overhead. Land was sighted about 4 o'clock this afternoon, and after practicing a few tacks we have arrived at Australia's Christmas Island. After spending the evening clearing customs and doing our usual boat maintenance, everyone is eager for tomorrow's rare trip to shore. The town appears very simple but beautiful. Kayakers stopped to say hello, and assured us we will not be disappointed.