Arwen's meanderings

Hi everyone and welcome to my new blog. My name is Steve and i am the lucky owner of a John Welsford designed 'navigator' named Arwen. I built her over three years with the help of my father, father-in-law and two children. She was launched in August 2007 at Queen Anne's battery marina in the barbican area of Plymouth. This blog is a record of our voyages together around SW England.
Arwen has a YouTube channel of her own. Search "plymouthwelshboy".

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Arwen's travel bug aims

Arwen's travel bug mission is as follows......1. To visit all seven continents;  2. To visit as many different countries as possible;  3.  To visit as many different volcano summits or near summits as possible;  4 to visit as many mountain summits as possible;  5. To visit as many ancient buildings as possible.  6.  To be returned to somewhere on Plymouth Hoe, devon, England for the 22.03.2022  when PlymouthWelshboy himself will be sixty years old on that day. What a great birthday celebration that will be. Whoever you are, add a note, log your find, drop me a note, have fun, travel safely, enjoy life to the full, smile, be kind and generous of spirit and learn new things. Life is short and it isn't a practice! �� 


Anonymous said...

Sorry, but am "impressed" with all that travel mania.
Take a look at Gottfried Benns peom below.
PS: I'm not German


Meinen Sie Zürich zum Beispiel
sei eine tiefere Stadt,
wo man Wunder und Weihen
immer als Inhalt hat?

Meinen Sie, aus Habana,
weiß und hibiskusrot,
bräche ein ewiges Manna
für Ihre Wüstennot ?

Bahnhofstraßen und Rueen,
Boulevards, Lidos, Laan −
selbst auf den Fifth Avenueen
fällt Sie die Leere an −

Ach, vergeblich das Fahren!
Spät erst erfahren Sie sich:
bleiben und Stille bewahren
das sich umgrenzende Ich.

steve said...

Sadly I can't speak German and Google translate threw a hissy. So I'm none the wiser as to whether you are infa our or not

Paul Mullings said...


Zurich you think for example
Must be a place more profound
Where wonders and wisdom are always
A part of the daily round?

You think that out of Havana,
White and hibiscus red,
Must break forth eternal manna
For you in your desert of lead?

Bahnhofstrassen and rues,
Boulevards, Lidos, and Quais,
On even the Fifth Avenues
Emptiness comes and holds sway.

Travel's a vain undertaking!
In the end you meet only yourself:
Stay put and hold in safekeeping
The I that delimits itself.

—Translated by Robert M. Browning.

steve said...

Thanks Paul. I think my google translate has thrown hissy fits since brexit....a techie protest. Still can't believe the nation voted to leave EU. So angry about whole affair, the lies, the manipulation of facts and frankly e stupidity with which we were so quick to abandon Europe rather than work to improve it.
Still democracy has spoken. Brexit means brexit and we will have to make the best of it I guess.
Time will tellThanks for the translate Paul. Appreciated