After I got home, I realized that most of the episodes that came out of Kosrae were about expats/foreigners, which for us feels rather unusual. Normally when filming, for the most part, we do our best to avoid non-locals. But in Kosrae, nobody can be avoided. Film the island for three days and cars full of strangers will already honk their way by and scream out your name in greeting. A couple thousand people and only one road. Lovely place.
But what’s more, of the 8 or so foreigners living here, every single one was worth knowing. Every foreigner who has come to make Kosrae their home who I met was a unique, interesting, and weird (in the most positive sense of the term) person. And I believe I met every single one living on the island at that time. Friendly, helpful, skilled and imperfect. My favourite type of people. Frankly each one deserves their story to be told over a beer.
So here’s the first toast. To Josh. To the Nautilus.
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