by Ken Court

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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.
Mark Twain

See the Mamari Saga Map:

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Thanks to all of you who made this Mamari Saga such a wonderful experience

This tale and the yarns are from my log books and my fond memories.  Transcribed in part by Mabel Williams, who has excellent typing skills and a good familiarity with things nautical.  Posted on the web with skill by Don Barker.  His encouragement  has spurred me on. Thank you both.

Thanks also to all who have sailed with me on Korsar, on the passenger-cargo ship Rangitoto from Papeete to Wellington, all of them were either beginning their Working Holiday from the UK or returning home to New Zealand their holiday complete.  Thanks to all who were aboard Mamari, crew & visitors.  Lastly thanks to all those friends who welcomed me and took me in along the way.

Copyright 2014 by Ken Court

"Throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." – Mark Twain