HOW TO KINDLE A DREAM
I enjoyed the recent article by Liesbet Collaert “The Spell of Maupiti” (July 2017). On the first page, it states, “Bernadette Brennan might well have been the first person ever to write a sailing article about this mysterious and laid-back gem.” In fact, there is a delightful
book called Tahiti, Voyage through Paradise: The Story of a Small Boat Passage through the Society Islands, by George T. Eggleston, published in 1953. I have always assumed that the cruise itself took place in the early years following World War II. Each chapter is devoted to one of the Society Islands. Chapter 6 is about Maupiti. It’s the kind of book that kindles dreams in most cruising sailors.
Christopher Way via email
Maupiti’s lovely lagoon and friendly people are a welcome respite for sailors cruising the South Pacific. Some end up staying for weeks or longer.