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27 minutes ago, B00B00 said:

Anyone ever read the voyage of the golden lotus? Its a facinating read about a voyage from hong Kong to NZ in a chinnese junk. 

The actual boat golden lotus is actually still on a farm somehwere in south auckland. 

 

I also have the book 'An island to oneself' in a PD file. Its the story of Tom Neale who lived on the island of Suwarrow by himself for 6 years. If anyone wants a copy then let me know.

Read both, and both well worth the read.

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Many of these stories create a bittersweet feeling making me feel both awestruck & inspired and a pathetically inadequate amateur (which I know I am but don’t need reminding).

In terms of feel-good enjoyment I still rate this as one of my fav reads and hard to beat:

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