Friday, October 08, 2010

Thinking of Tahiti

For obvious reasons this is one of the most popular photos on this blog, but its appropriate as I've got Tahiti on the brain at the moment.

Firstly the big exhibition in London this autumn is the Gauguin at the Tate, which of course will be full of pictures that capture the dream of the islands of the southern seas. Sounds like a must-see.

Secondly I'm reading a book called "The Discovery of Tahiti", from the journal of the sailing master of HMS Dolphin, first western ship to reach the island in 1767. There are many good stories, most involving nails, which will post on shortly.

Finally the weather forecast for the weekend is for it to be unseasonally warm, sunny with temperatures in the 20s.... if only I had a canoe to paddle!


my2fish said...

well, we're having a warm spell here too (mid to high 70's F - I assume you were talking 20 C?), but that still doesn't change the fact that your photo looks amazing, and I'd love to be there now, especially since snow here in Michigan could start flying around here any day.

keep dreaming?!

JP said...

Yup 20C, though the much promised sun did not materialise :(

However as I ended up working maybe that's not such a bad thing. It is much easier to to slave away on a grey day than when the sky is blue.

One day I must go to Tahiti!