Monday I was invited for a sail out of the Bristol Yacht Club with Michael Gerhardt, recently the temporary director of the Providence Athenaeum, and his friend Ken Gaus. The day was lovely and the wind was low – at least to start – and so the conversation got around to places we’d been to. I asked Mike to send me some shots of the recent trip he and his wife Doree took to Asia, and here are a few of them, starting in Shanghai, then Beijing, Tibet and Bhutan (actually, a couple of trips overlap in this series):
The last photo is of the Yangtze River. Before that is a shot of the local kids, a lovely shot that reminded me of how American kids often liven up such “boring” group photos. I wonder if the hand signals mean the same thing! I enjoyed seeing the Bird’s Nest through the fog, and I enjoyed seeing the panda between Mike and Doree’s heads. I thank Mike for sending his photos, and for inviting me to sail with him on Monday.