With Good Morning Diego Garcia: A Journey of Discovery (Journeys – E book 2), gifted writer Susan Joyce relates her additional memoirs, which she started in The Lullaby Phantasm: A Journey of Awakening (Journeys – Quantity 1). The result’s an interesting e book, combining the genres of memoirs and journey books, relating the writer’s additional adventures, when she and her husband, Charles, are invited by buddies to journey in a yacht they’re breaking in on its maiden voyage, they usually journey to many unique areas. Like within the first e book, the writer undergoes an inner journey of self-discovery in addition to experiencing the journey of a lifetime locations many individuals solely dream of seeing.
Good Morning Diego Garcia begins with the narrator and Charles again in Ojai, California, after having spent a tumultuous time in Cyprus, dwelling via the 1974 coup and warfare there. The couple are settling right into a home they’ve rented, with Charles ready on his previous job to name him again and let him know work is offered for him. They don’t appear to be nervous about monetary issues very a lot, as Charles has cash socked away in not less than a few financial institution accounts for them to get by on.
A momentous letter arrives within the mail, that modifications the lives of the narrator and her husband ceaselessly. The letter is from buddies of theirs, Mia and Dylan, who’re at the moment in Taiwan. Their buddies are additionally the buddies of a Swedish millionaire, who owns a number of yachts, and has bought a brand new one. The Swedish millionaire all the time has the yachts damaged in on their maiden voyages earlier than he travels on them, and Mia and Dylan invite the narrator and Charles on the voyage, to “assist crew the yacht from Trincormalee, Sri Lanka to the Seychelles. All the best way throughout the Indian Ocean, and on north via the Suez Canal.”
They made plans to fulfill up with Dylan and Mia on the port metropolis of Trincomalee on the east coast of Sri Lanka. The identify of the yacht they traveled on was ZoZo.
Simply to get to the place the narrator and Charles finally met up with Dylan and Mia was an journey, in itself. They journey to Bombay, the place Charles scores some cannabis, they usually get to remain in lovely 5-star motels, whereas they see the nice disparity between the wealthy and the poor in Bombay and India, once they have a lodge positioned close to the Taj Mahal.
The narrator notes in a number of locations in Good Morning Diego Garcia that she was preserving a journal of her travels. She will need to have been thorough because the descriptions of the individuals they meet and the sights that they see are splendidly described, making the narrator’s adventures change into very actual for readers of her books.
Although the narrator and her husband have by no means crewed a yacht earlier than, they’re thrilled, at first, concerning the prospect of touring on a yacht to varied locations across the Indian Ocean. Nonetheless, they uncover that the voyage shall be occurring throughout the monsoon season, and their journey is not going to be fairly as nice as that they had anticipated it will be.
Together with their journeys, the narrator recounts her fascination with the books of Edgar Cayce, and the significance of goals to him and to herself. She additionally asks philosophical questions, at instances, for example, questioning why cows in India are thought of to be sacred, however not people.
That’s all earlier than they even meet up with Dylan and Mia, and begin on a journey that can take them the locations just like the Seychelles and the island Diego Garcia, a volcanic atoll within the Indian Ocean that’s the largest of the 60 small islands comprising the Chagos Archipelago, earlier than they return finally to India after which head on to Brussels, Belguim, in 1976.
Good Morning Diego Garcia: A Journey of Discovery (Journeys – E book 2), is an especially well- written account concerning the narrator’s travels to unique locales, in addition to being a narrative of her emotional and non secular development as an individual. It’s a Should Learn for anybody who loves studying charming and engrossing journey memoirs, and particularly for followers of the writer’s first e book within the sequence, The Lullaby Phantasm: A Journey of Awakening (Journeys – Quantity 1).