Meeting Captain Jamaica
For most of us, the image of sailing slowly down the Nile River while lying lazily on a Felucca is something out of the movies. Mystery novelist, children's story book writer and contributing blogger Papa Campbell takes the time to share with us Chapter One of a short but vivid "Drifter's Tale" straight from the pages of his travel journal.
"This evening an ancient breeze smoothes across my face, as I witness the passing of a lonely felucca lazily floating by down the Nile. Its sail bows in humility at the brilliant beauty of the setting Egyptian sun."
"As the ship passes silhouettes of date palms on the shore, the tall white curvature of its sail mirrors a reflection in the slow moving waters of the Nile, as if two ships were affectionately sailing down the river as one."
I'm JR. I come from a long line of adventurers, some were nomadic explorers of the sea and others wandering cultivators of the earth. Ultimately, this legacy of drifters has deeply affected my view of travel. Read more...