Leap of faith

Passengers aboard the good ship Aranui, which cruises regularly between the six inhabited islands of the Marquesas Archipelago, occasionally need to step boldly forth, alighting from a whaling boat being tossed on a heaving swell to scramble up wet, slippery steps to the safety of dry land.

Such exertions posed no problem for Teresa, a sprightly 73-year-old from Sacramento. Husband Dick, dry of wit and a professed landlubber, made his own leap of faith from boat and shore, his arms gripped firmly by a swarthy sailor, legs dangling momentarily inches above the surging sea. Age definitely need not weary thee … Contact me for complete article