I think my friend Bill and I are
two of the very few people in wheelchairs that sailed on a Chinese
Junk in Africa. This ship has an interesting story. Its builder
had a dream, or perhaps a vision. As in the "Field of Dreams"
movie, this man became obsessed with building something. In this
case, it was a ship rather than a baseball field. He had never
built a boat before, but was driven by some invisible force to
build this one.
That's me, in the hat and blue shirt,
in the stern.
From left to right, we have Bruce,
Bill, Ellen and Jacque.
This was taken on the Volta River.
I got a bit warm and had to be watered
That's Bill on the left, Bruce at
the tiller, and Ellen with the kids.
That's me being lifted up to the
deck from the rowboat. If you look at the picture on top,
you can see that it is quite a lift, particularly from an unstable
This is the galley.