The Islands Time Forgot by Graham Morse Morse

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Fifty-five islands, nineteen countries, seventeen thousand miles … and one amazing adventure. A fascinating story of four sailors who discovered the magic of the South Pacific … and the islands time forgotAfter recovery from a serious illness, Graham Morse vowed to achieve his dream of sailing across the South Pacific with his wife, Janet, and reliving the adventures of his boyhood heroes, Captain Cook, Thor Heyerdahl, and Christian Fletcher.They had expected to find some of the most beautiful islands in the world, and were not disappointed. But they were surprised to find a world where life has changed very little in two hundred years, and where the people have very different values than his own society, and however poor, take pleasure in giving. But sadly it is a world on the cusp of change.Travel with them as they discover the mysteries of ancient Polynesian culture, are welcomed into the homes of humble people, meet fascinating characters, are invited to village feasts, work with black pearl farmers, and swim with seals, sharks, and whales.The voyage --which took them across the world's largest ocean --was not without its dangers, incident, and tragedy. The Islands Time Forgot is not just for sailors who yearn to make such a voyage, but for all armchair travelers who have dreamed about the South Pacific that only a sailing boat can reach.

About Graham Morse Morse

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Graham Morse enjoyed a business career in sales and marketing. At aged thirty, he taught himself to sail in a Mirror dinghy, and got the sailing bug. Several boats later, family sailing holidays took them across the English Channel, and then through the Bay of Biscay to South Brittany and Spain. His ocean racing experience included the 1989 Fastnet race.He retired at sixty to spend more time sailing and exploring. In 2002 Graham and his wife, Janet, crossed the Atlantic and spent three years cruising the Caribbean. A few years later, he was struck down by a mysterious illness and vowed that if he recovered he would not miss his last opportunity to achieve a lifelong dream --to sail across the Pacific Ocean. The experience of that voyage gave him the inspiration to achieve another ambition --to be a writer.Graham Morse has four children and seven grandchildren and lives in the Cayman Islands.
Published May 28, 2010 by AuthorHouse. 258 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Sports & Outdoors, Travel. Non-fiction

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