Sunday, November 30, 2008

Explore! Dream! Discover!

Port Townsend, today. I am a firm believer in the Internet, and probably spend too much time wandering it’s nooks and crannies. But what the hell, I am retired, and having endured two life threatening episodes in the past few years, embrace those immortal words of Mark Twain:

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover!”

Beside the obvious usefulness as a research tool, the possibilities for traveling vicariously are endless and exciting. I go to places and see sights that would never be possible to me – or you - without the Internet.

As an example, the piece I wrote on the “Longest Ore Train” in
Mauritania would never have been possible without the Internet and YouTube!

Today, I follow up that experience by giving you another memorable ride on a norry
. Think about this as your alternative transport the next time Amtrak jerks you around!

Power to the people, and all aboard the
Bamboo Railroad!

Note: You may get a message that states "This video no longer available." This is similar to a "404" message - "page not available." Simply wait a second and re-click. Server limitations create this. And do NOT forget to follow my hints for a smooooother playback on YouTube.

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Janet Whitehead said...

This is a fabulous blog. Great info, great writing! What a way to travel the world and the past!

Robert in Port Townsend said...

Thank you, Janet for the compliment! And, "Welcome Aboard"

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