Across The South Pacific
Island-hopping from Santiago to Sydney
by Iain Finlay and Trish Sheppard
Angus and Robertson, 1981, [First Edition], ISBN 0207148244, photographic colour plates, illustrative maps, hardcover, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, dust-jacket shows a little edge and shelf wear, some rubbing to edges and corners, a few marks to covers (see photographs)
"They first began to think seriously about making the long, island-hopping journey across the Pacific after they had crossed South America, and were recuperating during England's worst winter in two decades. The idea of sitting on a white, sandy beach beneath waving palm trees, sipping from a freshly-opened coconut while gazing across a blue lagoon, was more than a little attractive. Their 20,000 kilometre journey took them to Easter Island, French Polynesia, the Cook Islands, Western Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu (New Hebrides) and New Caledonia. Travelling by light aircraft, boat and on foot they met a wide and unusually fascinating range of people; the vastness of the Pacific Ocean - it's majesty, the beauty of the islands and the complex intriguing story of its people."