If I Only Had a Plane…

I’d be on it today heading to New Mexico for the
Taos Mountain Film Festival, which is
taking place is one of the most beautiful towns in the country from Oct. 7-10. Of all the films being shown (and there
are some very sweet films being shown), I think the one I’d most like to watch is
John Bowermaster’s
A Slow Boat to
about his adventures on a cargo boat plying exotic seas.

Here’s the jacket copy:

Ride along on a rustic, and rusting, Polynesian cargo boat as it makes deliveries to 21 of the globe’s most
isolated coral reef atolls, in the heart of the South Pacific Ocean. Along the 3,000-mile route meet black pearl
divers, the man who found the Kon Tiki, Marlon Brando’s ‘Mutiny’ girlfriend, a ship laden with NFL-sized crewman and
many more – all set against the backdrop of a fast-and-forever changing Paradise.

OK, it’s not THE most exciting premise in the world, but I’m sure it’ll be good. I’ve been reading Bowermaster’s
amazing kayaking articles in Men’s Journal and Nat Geo for years and he is easily one of the best outdoor writers out
there, so I WISH I could be in Taos right now. Sadly, it looks like I’ll have to wait for the DVD (which, it turns out,
Bowermaster himself is
on Paypal).