Name that Trip! (Steve, Steve, Teresa and Scott, this post is for you…)


The prize is a book of your choice at Clarke’s Bookshop just down Long Street from our hotel. Or maybe a Devils Peak ‘Kings Blockhouse’ IPA at the pub next door (I’m looking out for you, Scott).


Here’s the issue. I’m going to be writing many posts about and during this trip and I should be able to refer to it in a more tantalizing way than The Big Trip.

Isn’t there a name that indicates we are traveling roughly halfway around the world and halfway down the world? Los Angeles is 30° N and Cape Town is 30° S latitude. Los Angeles is 118° W and Mumbai is 72° E longitude or a little over halfway around. The trip could be called “Over, Down, Up, More Over and Way Back,” but that just doesn’t have the right rhythm.

The idea of distance doesn’t have to be in the…

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Writer, Traveler, Director/North Fourth Art Center

Posted on July 6, 2014, in Living LIFE. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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