I should perhaps point out that the beautiful image on the previous page is slightly misleading. I was looking for an image that would suggest Oceania but wouldn’t make the blog look like an ad for Polynesian honeymoon destinations, when I happened upon a painting by my friend Roger Kizik. Roger has been doing a fabulous series of large paintings of books, including “Sailing Illustrated.” (On my wall at home I have another of his book paintings: this one of Haddon and Hornell’s classic, Canoes of Oceania).
Unlike me, however, Roger really is a sailor. We, on the other hand, are flying, 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!
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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….
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!
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.
So fun…so cool!! Keep writing! More pictures please!!!
How are the kids doing? Are they into this?