The Sea Will Take Small Pride…

31 May

My true love....

My true love.... photograph by Francesca Cornell, copyright 2007

“Like all oceans, the Indian Ocean seems never to end, and the ships that sail on it are small and slow. They have no speed, nor any sense of urgency; they do not cross the water, they live on it until the land comes home.”

Beryl Markham, West With The Night


Posted by on May 31, 2009 in Africa, authors, books, Kenya, Photography


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3 responses to “The Sea Will Take Small Pride…

  1. Robert Trujillo

    September 14, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Beautiful words, who wrote this?

    • madmatatu

      September 15, 2009 at 2:15 pm

      yes they are Robert! They were written by Beryl Markham, the first woman to fly across the atlantic solo and also Finch Hatton’s true love (Out of Africa: he “dated” karen blixen but he always felt a closeness to Beryl as she was very much like him!) you should read her book on her life in Kenya, her adoration for flying and her famous solo flight: West with the Night.


  2. Robert Trujillo

    September 15, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Cool, thx Francesca, I will look for her/his name next time im book surfing. Keep the quotes coming….


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