Um, we’re not actually sailing….

I should perhaps point out that the beautiful header for this blog is slightly misleading. I was looking for an image that would suggest Oceania but that wouldn’t make the blog look like an ad for Polynesian honeymoon destinations. Then I happened upon this painting by my friend Roger Kizik, who some years ago did a fabulous series of large paintings of books with a deceptively 3-dimensional appearance. Unlike me, Roger is a sailor and this is one of his books. (I have another of Canoes of Oceania on my wall at home). We, however, are flying on this trip, which, while not as exciting as sailing, is not for the faint-hearted either. More about three three-hour flight to the Marquesas in a turboprop in an upcoming post!



Filed under adventure, expedition, Oceania, Pacific Islands, Polynesia, South Pacific, travel

4 responses to “Um, we’re not actually sailing….

  1. For your first post, I, for one, have NO COMPLAINTS – very aptly done!

    Look forward to flight adventures; probably did not have to dodge volcano’s, at any rate….


  2. Jennifer Mary Masters

    That is a beautiful painting, and most appropriate. It is incredibly exciting to think you will be tracking those long-ago Polynesians explorations done by intrepid and courageous maritime adventurers – searching for new lands; perhaps escaping old conflicts and certainly moving towards wide-open spaces.
    Wishing you Bon Voyage, imaginative scholarship and happy adventuring!

  3. Gail Cohen

    Sea people are the very best kind of people. I hope you will all do lots of snorkeling on this journey and enjoy the undersea kingdom. I’d like to hear about what you see! I hope you are thinking calming thoughts as you travel on the turbo-prop planes. Think of them as short trips to get to beautiful places.


  4. Susan Winship

    So fun…so cool!! Keep writing! More pictures please!!!
    How are the kids doing? Are they into this?

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