Travel Tales

Unique stories by Steve Kenyon which vary from adventures in lands such as Sudan, the Solomons, Soviet Union, and Vermont, to the one and only Papua New Guinea … some are gentile sailing stories … whilst others relate to mad humour.

They are all true …
but some names have been changed to protect the guilty.

A Unique Yacht Club

                                      A Unique Yacht Club Yacht Clubs live in many different shapes and forms, some are exclusive with a certain amount of prestige for their members .. which is fine .. many have bars, restaurants and dress rules .. yet there are other...

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In a Solomon Island Village

Dawn is fresh and spiced with adventure, as “MV Wango” chugs steadily over a flat green sea. To our right the long low outline of Gela Island lurks dark and brooding on the verge. To our left are the coconut clad shores of Guadalcanal, while beneath us, slumbering in...

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Working on Dunk and Bedarra Islands

There is a quite beautiful, semi-tropical Island off the Nth Queensland coast named Dunk. The traditional Aboriginal owners of Dunk Island are the Bandjin and Djiru people,who lived in this area for thousands of years. Their name for Dunk Island is Coonanglebah, or...

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Working in a Canadian Ski Resort

                                            How surprising are our life changing moments. I had just finished teaching water skiing at a Summer Camp in Vermont, when Sharon flew over from London, We hiked the Appalachian trail with the one and only Jack Young, then...

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Black Eyes and Gelignite PNG by Bernie O’Mara

The tides of life wash larger than life characters into far flung places on our Earth, one of these places was Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea, during the early '70's I, (Steve K), wandered in to play Rugby League, and being a country yokel from Australia, was...

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Working on Barrier Reef Islands Heron Lindeman

Prince Charles once said, “of all the jobs on Earth, other than my own, I'd like to be a Boatman on Lizard Island”. Why ?  Well apart from total lack of stress, Queensland's Barrier Reef Island Resorts are tinged with romance, as they drift neath starry skies fragrant...

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Island Saga Percy

Hi, this weeks tale is a 5 min video I've made about Middle Percys unique and vibrant history. It's an incredible true life saga and I hope you enjoy the short film. Just search " youtube Island Saga Percy " or click this link  https://youtu.be/tFBHlg-mdN8

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Three True Stories

                                 Dancing With the Boys                                  PNG There is a valley way up in the wild highlands of Papua New Guinea which existed for thousands of years in complete isolation. It is named Porgera. The people who live there...

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People of the High Hills part 3

To truly meet people with different cultures to our own .. I feel it's important to try and understand what's important to them .. their religions, faith, and inspiration. In Parts One and Two we did .. from Outer Mongolia west to Nepal .. we shared the lives of...

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People of the High Hills part 2

Isn't it wonderful, all the varied folk who share this Earth with us, each with their own unique customs. In part one we explored Outer Mongolia and Tibet .. now we are about to travel further south and west along the Himalayas. Arunachal Pradesh, in the...

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Island Stories

Hi, I'm still hoping some of our friends will post their recollections of special and/or funny moments from our days on the Islands .. but for now here are 2 short ones. The Red Sword...

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People of the High Hills

Why do we travel ? If it’s to meet folk from different cultures; to live and breath their unique way of life; share their beliefs, hardships and sense of humour; plus explore the magnificent scenery where they live on the top of our planet – then there’s only two...

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One Can of Coke

We were way up in the mountains above Mt Hagen in PNG, building a gold mine. (See Dancing with the Boys) Anyway one day, myself and several local blokes were putting together steel frames to go on top of some tanks. All the tanks were the same, so we fitted one frame...

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Ancestors

How many of us try to trace back our ancestors ? Yet you have to be careful of what you may find. I went over to the UK in search of this ., got as pissed as a fart on the ferry from Wales to Ireland, found a bus, went to sleep, woke up goodness knows where, and asked...

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Barging Around Vanuatu

Of all the countries on Earth, the Pacific Island Nation of Vanuatu is one of the best. A tranquil country of tropical Islands with laid back friendly people. To get there, my good mate Turk said I could help deliver Billy’s racing yacht from Noumea to Port Vila. So...

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Keep Australia on the Left

Was there ever such a feeling ? This glorious feeling of quietly slipping your mooring and ghosting out to sea, with the promise of a thousand freedoms. We are sailing into the vast and empty Cape, on the North East tip of Australia.                     “If I was a...

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A Footy Trip Away

When sports teams travel for a fun game, they often play up. The Paga Rugby League team in Port Moresby, PNG,  were no exception, especially in those free and easy days We chartered a plane for a town called Lae, (on the other side of the mountains), went to the...

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The Best Charity Rajasthan

                                      The Best Charity                            Rajasthan When we travel, we often meet people far worse off than ourselves, so naturally wish to help them .. but hesitate, because in many cases, most of the money we donate goes to...

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One Christmas Rooster

Chugging across the straits from Bali to Java on an old barge, with sunlight drifting into the west, and Oriental fragrances wafting by .. is one of those times, when you know with every fibre in your body, that you're truly alive. Joseph Conrad felt the self same...

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King Solomons Treasure

James Mitchener in “Tales of the South Pacific” said “I think that Segi point at the southern end of New Georgia Island, is my favourite spot in the South Pacific”. New Georgia is in the Solomon Islands, which were named by Spanish explorers searching for King...

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