So here we begin on the Puget Sound, north of Seattle. The Captain has procured for our expedition the most wonderful lugger – a vessel still sailing with the glamour of the 1920s, teak and mahogany and gleaming with brass.
Rather cleverly, she has chosen a craft with a retractable keel board – so we can float on almost any depth of water. And being a classicist by training, she has named the boat after the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus because – as he sort of said – we won’t be sailing on the same river twice.
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