Cruising the Edge

“Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board. But cruise ships are totally out of the question now. We’re never going on one of those again.” 
Eli Grober
“Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board. For some they come in with the tide. For others they sail forever on the horizon, never out of sight, never landing until the Watcher turns his eyes away in resignation, his dreams mocked to death by Time. That is the life of men."
 Zora Neale Hurston: “Their Eyes Were Watching God”  

Travelling has for the moment been relegated to dreams for most of us. I immediately thought of this photo of a “ship” I took this January. Then I remembered a wonderful series of children’s books – The Edge Chronicles, by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell, with tales of sky pirates who travel above the clouds in ships made of buoyant wood.

For more posts inspired by the quote from Zora Neale Hurston, visit Travel with Intent.

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