Adventure with the author as he sails from Koror, Palau among the Micronesian islands to Darwin, Australia on the north coast of the continent. Along the way visit one of the most remote and pristine islands in the Pacific Ocean, meet its two inhabitants (and a few visitors), then continue to sail through pirate infested waters of Indonesia without legal papers. Experience the sea at night, sitting alone on deck, riding the waves and savoring stars. Enjoy the adventure of a first time sailing voyage. More importantly explore the relationship between a father and son, and the long lasting bonds that extend beyond death. Experience the fulfillment of a long held dream, explore a different culture and its people, muse about the twists and turns of life, reflect on the value of family and friends, marvel at the vast creation all around us. Enjoy the voyage, and be encouraged to fulfill your own dreams.
Breakfast often means one particular delicious dish at Nonna Lidia's house: omelets! But when Nonna Lidia and her grandkids run out of eggs, the whole gang takes a trip to Farmer Hobbs's farm, where they can gather eggs in all colors and sizes from organically raised chickens. At the end of the day, Lidia and the kids have everything they need to prepare a chicken and pasta dish for a full-scale family celebration. Also included are information about chickens and eggs just for the kids, authentic easy-to-prepare Lidia Bastianich recipes, and "Kids Can" suggestions pinpointing ways that kids can participate in the making of each recipe.
Few words of introduction are needed for this story, excepting such as may refer to the sources of the details involved. The outfit of the funeral ship is practically that of the vessel found in the mound at Goekstadt, and now in the museum at Christiania, supplemented with a few details from the ship disinterred last year near Toensberg, in the same district. In both these cases the treasure has been taken from the mound by raiders, who must have broken into the chamber shortly after the interment; but other finds have been fully large enough to furnish details of what would be buried with a chief of note.
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