5 APRIL 2021


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Article from BTNews 5 APRIL 2021


Two travel quotes from Robert Louis Stevenson.

"For my part I travel not to go anywhere but to go.  I travel for travel’s sake.  The great affair is to move.

To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labour

Both researched by Michael Bartlett OGS, the Guinness world record holder for airline flights, introducing his new book “No Egg Today,” 78 pages, self-produced during lockdown, and available for a charity donation to Missionary Aviation Fellowship.


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L. Stephen Davis, Toronto, Canada

Or "Tis better to travel hopefully than to arrive"!

John Davidson, France

You might also read the poem "Ithaka" by Cavafy. You can find these lines: "Keep Ithaka always in your mind. Arriving there is what you’re destined for. But don’t hurry the journey at all. Better if it lasts for years, ..." The whole poem is at: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/51296/ithaka-56d22eef917ec Maurice Templesmann read it at Jacqueline's funeral; she was JFK's wife.

Douglas Oliver, France

Shakespeare was better. “To unpathed waters, undreamed shores.” The Winter’s Tale. “I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it” As you like it.