The oft-told story of a couple who pursues their dream of cruising exotic locales has another entry.In “The Islands Time Forgot,” British businessman Graham Morse tells the story of exploring the South Pacific with his wife, Janet (Authorhouse, 2010, $15 paperback, 238 pages, AbeBooks.com; $9.99 eBook from www.Amazon.com).
Experienced sailors, they had cruised Europe, raced and crossed the Atlantic. After recovering from a heart ailment, Morse vows to sail to the South Pacific, where the couple visit some of the region’s most remote islands aboard a 78-foot aluminum cutter-rigged sloop. As they discover ancient Polynesian culture, they are welcomed into villages and homes, work with black-pearl farmers and swim with seals, sharks and whales. What they learn in a world where life has changed little in 200 years will forever change their way of thinking.
This article originally appeared in the April 2012 issue.