(I’d give photo credit if I knew to whom to give it…)
It must be because it’s February 1st…. I’m lusting for the South Seas, and have just finished reading Ferenc Mate‘s new book, not yet published (“Sea of Lost Dreams”), which succeeded in making me want to go there all the more…
I grew up heavily influenced by the writings of Melville, Conrad, R.L. Stevenson, Jack London, Nordhoff & Hall. And, to a much-lesser extent, James Michener’s “Tales of the South Pacific.”
And I got to thinking about one of my favorite TV shows when I was a kid: “Adventures In Paradise.” Does anyone else remember it? A fabulous series for a young boaty teenager…. Captain Adam Troy (played by Gardner McKay) sailing his schooner TIKI III around the South Pacific after World War II, carrying mysterious passengers and cargo…
In the interests of thorough research, I searched Netflix for episodes, but no luck. And ones available on Amazon are heavily panned for poor quality.
I found bios of Gardner McKay who, I thought I recalled was a grandson of legendary yacht designer Donald McKay. But I can’t find verification of that.
And then there’s TIKI III was well. Google led me to this website (forgive the spotty English):
Was/is she wood or steel? What happened to her? Who designed and built her?
So, dear readers: What edification can you offer me? Please comment below, and maybe there’s a winner’s hat in it for you.
Thank you, as always, for your help. Carl