[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Explorer Jon Bowermaster sends dispatches from the deep South (Pacific).
Magellan knew them as the Dangerous Archipelago, a chain laced with pristine, ship-eating reefs. Today called TuamotuTahitian for "distant islands"this 78-island stretch of French Polynesia lies halfway between Australia and South America.
For two months this fall, explorer Jon Bowermaster is leading a team through this barely populated 900-mile-long (1,450-kilometer-long) archipelago. Navigating by sun and stars, the team will lead what he calls a "Robinson Crusoe existence," including spearing and hooking their dinners; the reefs here pulse with a virtual rainbow of fish and sharks some 400 species strong.
Along the way, they'll shoot through sometimes storm-tossed waters, kayak amid migrating whales, and make contact with some of the world's most isolated cultures.
Bookmark this page and be here for the adventure.
|[an error occurred while processing this directive]|