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Faalua a wooden-hulled screw launch designed by F. D. Lawley and built by George Lawley and Sons, of Neponset, Mass., for George G. Peters of Boston— was subsequently owned in turn by Sherburn M. Becker and E. J. Steiner, both of New York City, prior to World War I. Apparently Steiner purchased the yacht in 1913 and renamed her Wanderlust, the name she carried at the time of her acquisition by the Navy in the summer of 1917 and carried during her naval service. Delivered to the Navy on 26 August 1917, Wanderlust was designated SP-923 and was commissioned at the Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C., on 12 September 1917, Lt. (jg.) J. P. Smith, USNRF, in command.

Wanderlust operated on section patrol duties in the 6th Naval District well into 1918, although she appears to have spent much time, initially, undergoing repairs for her temperamental engines. Her ports of call included Parris Island, Port Royal, and Charleston S.C.; Savannah, Gal, and Jacksonville, Fla. When on patrol duty, Wanderlust stopped and boarded fishing craft, ascertaining whether or not they carried proper navigational equipment and licenses that were in order.

Wanderlust conducted night harbor patrols at Brunswick, Gal, from April into the late autumn of 1918. The ship's deck logs cease on 30 September 1918 when the ship was at Brunswick. The 1918 edition of Ship's Data: U.S. Naval Vessels lists the craft as serving on section patrol duties as of 1 November 1918.

In the absence of solid data, it must be assumed that, like many other district patrol craft, if she was in active service in mid-to-late November of 1918, she would have ceased defensive patrolling on 24 November, nearly two weeks after the armistice stilled the guns on the western front. She may have lain in reserve or performed dispatch services between 30 September 1918 (when her deck logs end) and 2 February 1919, the date upon which the erstwhile patrol craft was struck from the Navy list.

Wanderlust retained her name into the 1920's under a succession of owners—including Irving E. Raymond of Stamford, Conn., and Mrs. Marguerite Park of New York City—before she was acquired in 1927 by William Sternfeld of New York City, who renamed her Diana.

She disappears from the Lloyd's List of American Yachtas between 1929 and 1931.

"Wanderlust: A History of Walking" by Rebecca Solnit

By Andrew O'Hehir
Published April 27, 2000 4:00PM (EDT)


Discussing an eccentric 18th century peripatetic named John Thelwall in her new "Wanderlust: A History of Walking," Rebecca Solnit writes that he suggests "something of a pattern: autodidacts who took the trinity of radical politics, love of nature, and pedestrianism to extremes." While I'm pretty sure Solnit herself has a formal education, her astonishing range of reference and her indefatigable curiosity suggest the passion of an autodidact, and in every other respect she fits the pattern, too. Whether she takes this trinity to extremes is a matter of interpretation, but you could argue that even the attempt to write a history of walking -- arguably the defining human activity -- is itself extreme. Why not the history of talking, or breathing?

Of course, as Solnit points out, she has written a history of walking, not the history, which is all but infinite. Her history is, as she puts it, "an idiosyncratic path traced . by one walker, with much doubling back and looking around." That's accurate, if a little modest "Wanderlust" is a delightful, mind-expanding journey that strays from Søren Kierkegaard's Copenhagen and William Wordsworth's Lake District to the top of Everest and the New Mexico desert, from the first hominids to walk upright (whoever and wherever they were) to contemporary women who face the hazards of solitary walking. It's a journey led by a guide of tremendous erudition and just as much common sense, capable of slipping almost imperceptibly from the personal mode -- she describes several entirely non-metaphorical walks -- to the analytical and back again without appearing self-indulgent. (Full disclosure: I've had several friendly conversations with Solnit but don't know her well.)

Historically, walking has had many functions for most people most of the time, of course, it was the only method of getting from one place to another. As Solnit says, "walking is a mode of making the world as well as being in it," and it allows us to know "the world through the body and the body through the world." This is not merely a theoretical construct. One of Solnit's principal concerns is that the connection between the body and the world that walking exemplifies has begun to fade as we spend more and more time isolated in technologized cells -- SUVs, offices, suburban homes -- and trapped in a culture that sees unstructured time alone in the world as inherently unproductive.

In search of the multiple meanings of walking in (mostly) Western culture, Solnit begins with the Athenian philosophers -- although no one really knows whether they walked to think -- and moves on through Jean Jacques Rousseau, Kierkegaard and Wordsworth, who collectively promulgated the romantic idea of solitary rambling as a contemplative exercise. Her layperson's exegesis of the anthropological and anatomical debate on bipedalism, or the question of when and why our ancestors first rose up on two legs, is a masterpiece of wit and economy. It's amusing, if not all that surprising, to learn that these discussions seem to be shaped as much by contemporary concerns about gender roles as by science.

The breadth alone of the material that Solnit has absorbed would have thwarted me she's read obscure 19th century memoirs of walking tours, histories of mountaineering, feminist theory, studies of urban design, Victorian novels and Beat poetry. She knows more about the history of labyrinths and about the Renaissance mnemonic device called the memory palace than any normal person should. She's at her very best, I think, when her passion for history and landscape meets her progressive politics. Her mini-chapter on the late 19th and early 20th century right-of-way battles between working people and aristocrats in England's Peak District, in which the refined taste for natural beauty implied by the English landscape garden became democratized, is rich with brilliant observation and detail. Correspondingly, she's weaker as a literary critic and an urbanist her chapter on the literature of walking in London and New York feels thin by comparison.

Her fine chapters on pedestrianism as a forum for protest and rebellion, from Paris to Prague to San Francisco, and on the methods of social control that have often prevented women from being walkers lead her finally to Las Vegas, of all places. It's typical of Solnit's daring and of her lyrical, unquenchable optimism that she sees hope in America's most suburbanized, most theme-parked city. On the crowded sidewalks of the Strip, with its synthetic volcanoes, pirate ships and Venetian canals recalling the 18th century pleasure palaces of Europe, she finds evidence that "the thirst for places, for cities and gardens and wilderness, is unslaked, that people will seek out the experience of wandering about in the open air to examine the architecture, the spectacles and the stuff for sale, will still hanker after surprises and strangers."

In the end, the guiding spirit of "Wanderlust," the lonely traveler always in view on Solnit's horizon, is not Wordsworth or Rousseau but Walter Benjamin, whose rambles through the streets of Paris had the sense of wonder, the air of open-minded exploration and imminent discovery, of Solnit's own journey. Solnit observes the sexism and snobbery inherent in Benjamin's idea of the flbneur, the idle, solitary gentleman strolling through the crowds, but she can't quite resist it. In describing Benjamin's writing she seems to be half-consciously describing her own: "more or less scholarly in subject, but full of beautiful aphorisms and leaps of imagination, a scholarship of evocation rather than definition."

Andrew O'Hehir

Andrew O'Hehir is executive editor of Salon.

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Phenomenal Photos Spark Wanderlust This Summer and Beyond

WASHINGTON , June 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of the upcoming first official day of summer on June 20 , the National Park Foundation is announcing the winners of the special edition 2020 "Best of the Decade" Share the Experience photo contest and launching the 2021 competition. Last year's contest invited amateur photographers to submit their favorite shots from a decade of adventures in national parks and recreational lands and waters, with safety top of mind.

View the collection of winning photos on the National Park Foundation's blog today.

"Each photo is a unique perspective of the beauty and history that surrounds us. More than natural beauty, the images capture moments of wonder, inspiration, and deep personal connection experienced by people across the country," said National Park Foundation President and CEO Will Shafroth . "This summer, the National Park Foundation is excited to join our partners in safely welcoming people back, and welcoming some folks for their very first time, to national parks and recreational lands and waters."

Over 13,400 photos were submitted to the contest, which ran from June 25, 2020 , through December 31, 2020 .

The warm glow of a flashlight-lit rooftop tent invites onlookers into the scene as they also admire the Milky Way galaxy rising above the San Juan National Forest. This photo, captured by Mark Gruenhaupt , is the grand prize winner of the 2020 Share the Experience photo contest and will be featured on the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass.

A photograph by Rudi Jensen of his brother walking out to the edge of the stunning shoreline at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore took second place.

Third place went to Kathy Ritter for her photo of a magical moment when the orangish yellows of the sky created an unforgettable reflection in the water at Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests.

View the full collection of winning photos, including the category winners and fan favorites, on the National Park Foundation's blog.

" Booz Allen Hamilton is proud to celebrate the 2020 Share the Experience contest winners who have demonstrated that even during a challenging year, the outdoors provided an outlet for the public, along with moments of wonder, beauty and normalcy," said Julie McPherson , executive vice president, Booz Allen Hamilton . "Our firm is proud to support the National Park Foundation and participating federal agencies to help everyone, from seasoned outdoor enthusiasts to families heading out to their local park for the first time, capture these inspiring moments, and discover and plan many more incredible recreation opportunities through the Recreation.gov website and mobile app."

The National Park Foundation is also excited to launch the 2021 Share the Experience photo contest with co-sponsor Booz Allen Hamilton , the contractor and partner for the Recreation.gov platform. This year's contest invites amateur photographers to submit their favorite recent shots, while continuing to keep safety top of mind.

The grand prize for the winning image is $10,000 , followed by $5,000 and $3,000 for second and third place. Winners also receive outdoor gear provided by Celestron, Hydro Flask and Osprey Packs, hotel packages courtesy of Historic Hotels of America®, and an annual National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass.

Prizes will also be awarded for fan favorites and the following five categories:

Adventure & Recreation

Share photos of your favorite activities and adventures highlighting the diversity of exhilarating moments for all that can be experienced on recreational lands and waters across the country – from fishing to hiking to interpretive tours and more. And be sure to #RecreateResponsibly!

Featuring people, of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities, who love to explore and experience recreational lands and waters. Share photos of family and friends that demonstrate how recreational lands and waters are for all of us.

From the homes of civil rights leaders to spaces that bore witness to national movements, to battlefields where people fought for freedom and more, this category spotlights the multifaceted and multicultural stories of the United States and the places that preserve them.

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The scenic vistas, sweeping landscapes, and beautiful flora of recreational lands and waters can be found in far-off locales or closer to home than you think. Capture fall foliage, forests, winter wonderlands, flowers, mountains, deserts, canyons, lakes, seashores, rivers, and more.

Take a walk on the wild side with photos of the incredibly diverse array of animals that call recreational lands and waters home. Remember to keep your distance and stay safe!

Atlas Ocean Voyages

When traveling through the Mediterranean, a rich history and culture waits to be discovered by inquisitive minds. Few landmarks drive a need to satiate your curiosity like the pyramids, monasteries, fortresses and ancient constructs of civilizations long passed.

Cairo (Alexandria), Egypt
Your explorations of the iconic Cairo bring you to the amazing temple of Luxor. This renowned ancient structure originally built during the reign of Amenophis the III stokes the imagination and intrigues your inner history buff. On our luxe-adventure voyage, your travels to Luxor also bring you to the sound and light show at Karnak temple, a vibrant spectacle that leaves an impression.

Paphos, Cyprus
Gain an authentic feel for the character of Cypriot culture. At the Agios Neophytos Monastery, nestled in a secluded location within the heart of a picturesque valley, get lost amid the incredible Byzantine frescoes that date back from the 12th to 15th centuries. Continue on to Lemona Village to visit the family-owned Tsangarides Winery where you’re greeted with some of their most delicious wines.

Rhodes, Greece
Historic sites abound in Rhodes, among some of the most noteworthy being the Monastery of Filerimos and the ruins of the ancient Acropolis of Ialyssos and its temple dedicated to Athena. In Rhodes Old Town the iconic and fully restored 14th-century Grand Masters Palace creates a sense of awe within your inner architect. Walk along the Avenue of the Knights, a historic street where the knights once lived, exuding a noble aura from bygone days.

Lindos, Greece
Explore Ancient Lindos using new technology that affords you an amazing glimpse of the past. After passing through picturesque small villages and a landscape of orange and lemon groves, gnarled olive trees and vineyards, we take you to Lindos, an ancient Doric town. A magnificent acropolis is situated atop a strategic hill that overlooks the bay, and it’s here you can use augmented reality to view what the 15th-century fortress once looked like in real-time.

Patmos, Greece
Patmos is alive with reminders of its colorful past, mainly relating to St. John as it is reputed to be the location where he wrote his Gospel and the Apocalypse. The Monastery of St. John the Theologian, built on an ancient acropolis, sits like a herald over the town with massive 15th-century walls and 17th-century battlements. Its intimate and peaceful inner bounds feature graceful archways, inlaid pebble stone floors and white-washed buildings.

Santorini, Greece
The fabled island of Santorini beckons with a panorama of the serene Mt. Profitis Ilias Monastery. Its typical Greek structure as it sits atop the cliffside invites you to explore its history and discover a world from long ago. Plus, the views as you take in the expansive horizon beyond are breathtaking.

Mykonos (Delos), Greece
The stunning ruins found at the remarkable UNESCO World Heritage Site of Delos will leave you with a lasting memory of what this once great Mediterranean city was like during its glory days. Believed to be the mythical birthplace of the Goddess Artemis and God Apollo, Delos was dedicated as a major sanctuary. It attracted pilgrims from all corners of Greece, creating one of the wealthiest and most revered shrines of antiquity. The archaeological site is exceptionally extensive and conveys the image of a great cosmopolitan Mediterranean port.

Athens, Greece
The Old Olympic Stadium of Athens, or Panathenaic Stadium, offers fantastic views of the Acropolis. It was built entirely of marble and served as the site of the first modern-day Olympics in 1896. Like many constructions of its kind, it stands as a symbol of Athenian pride and greatness in the Greek world, reminding visitors that the city once dominated the Aegean basin.

Journey through many of the highlights of the Greek Isles and Egypt on our “9-Night Cairo to Athens: Pyramids & Fortresses” luxe-adventure voyage.

Wanderlust: A History of Walking PDF Details

Author: Rebecca Solnit
Book Format: ebook
Original Title: Wanderlust: A History of Walking
Number Of Pages: 336 pages
First Published in: June 1st 2001
Latest Edition: December 1st 2009
Language: English
Generes: Non Fiction, History, Travel, Writing, Essays, Travel, Walking, Philosophy, Environment, Nature, Autobiography, Memoir, Audiobook, History, Microhistory,
Formats: audible mp3, ePUB(Android), kindle, and audiobook.

The book can be easily translated to readable Russian, English, Hindi, Spanish, Chinese, Bengali, Malaysian, French, Portuguese, Indonesian, German, Arabic, Japanese and many others.

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Rebecca Solnit: Wanderlust: A History Of Walking

The spirit of 20th-century America can be largely defined by a citizen's ability—or, more aptly, desire—to get into an automobile and drive somewhere. Modern people aren't confined to their homes or their hometowns when the mood strikes, there are oceans in which to splash around, distant cities to explore, and long-absent friends with dusty guest rooms or lumpy sofas. A similar fervor swept Europe as the 18th century turned to the 19th, and William Wordsworth first experienced (and then wrote about) the liberation of walking. Even a poor man with no coach or horse could hoof it across borders and into foreign cities, to see the world firsthand rather than relying on the accounts of the landed gentry. Rebecca Solnit's book Wanderlust recounts the revelations of Wordsworth, then traces backward to the influence of Rousseau on the philosophy of righteous walkers. She traces back even further, through religious pilgrimages, nomadic tribes, and the evolutionary leap that took place when homo sapiens first stood erect and decided to go out to eat. Wanderlust purports to be "a history of walking," but it's not history in the A-to-Z, straight-timeline sense. Instead, Solnit takes a walk through her own passion for the outdoors, and through the pleasures afforded by pushing the body along at three miles per hour, which Solnit considers the pace at which the human mind really works. These rarefied musings on meandering—and the meandering way Solnit presents them—can be taxing. Her historical notes are often too dry, and her personal ruminations occasionally lapse into the fruitlessly poetic. But the bulk of Wanderlust strikes a nice balance between cultural history and its deeper meanings, and some passages and chapters bask in the warm light of universal truth. Solnit writes amusingly about the tendency toward fatuousness of "walking travelogue" writers, and she scores points off the co-option of hiking and mountaineering by the wealthy at the turn of this past century. Her brightest moments, though, are saved for the book's latter half, as she moves first into the city (where walking opens up seemingly endless new doors of discovery, reclaiming space that typically belongs to criminals) and then the suburbs (where people walk in their own spare rooms, on machines that go nowhere). She closes the journey in Las Vegas on a walk down the strip, where you can see the entire world recreated on a few city blocks, with no need for gas money.

The History of America’s Favorite Fruit

Apples have remained a cornerstone of American cuisine.

The Origins of the Apple

The Apple Adapts to Changing America

But in the late 1900s, the apple industry (and cider industry) saw a decline as prohibitionists across the country encouraged people to cut down the trees, which resulted in hundreds of apple varieties being destroyed. While it suffered, the apple industry was able to recover, and apples eventually earned themselves a place in virtually every meal.

Fast forward to today, and the U.S. is the second largest apple producer in the world. The apple is an American staple, with over 7,000 apple producers growing over 200 million bushels on average each year. Today the apple has 200 unique varieties ranging from sweet to sour, big to small, red to green, which means there’s an apple for everyone to love.

All-Around Nourishment

Apples share another power, in that they play a huge role in bringing folks together. Whether you’re baking an apple pie with your grandmother, apple picking with your children, or packing up a picnic with your lover, the apple is a symbol for connection and togetherness. Apple season is upon us, beginning in mid–June, so plan a family trip or grab your best friend and hit the orchards.

Remember mom’s advice, and try to sneak in some apple goodness into your daily diet. Grab one on your way out the door for work, pack slices for the kids, and try new apple recipes with your loved ones. We also encourage you to experiment with all kinds of apple products, including apple juice, apple cider, and apple sauce, all of which boast their own unique health benefits.

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Solnit is a marvel. In this book about walking, what it means to walk, changing views about walking, different kinds of walking, she has created a beautiful weaving together of all sorts of topics, from evolutionary development - which came first, being bipedal, or cognition the development of gardens, and what that said about European society literature, the Enlightenment and the Romantic Movement reading the landscape as an artwork womens' freedom to walk the sexualising of walking - streetwalkers the spirituality of walking - pilgrimages, labyrinths. And more. Much more.

I read this book with a permanent smile fixed on my face, in delight at the fascinating ideas she unfolds, whilst wearing her extensive research extremely lightly and gracefully.

Its a book you could either devour, cover to cover, or dip into, to explore aspects which particularly fascinate you.

Make sure you read it with a pen/highlighter in hand, as you may feel the need to mark and highlight lots. Her writing is erudite, beautiful and inspired.

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The game features a text-based narrative, original photography and a soundtrack. It tells the story of four strangers who meet on a remote island and share their travel memories. The player reads their accounts and, by making choices, influences their actions, their mood and their money reserve. This, in turn, affects the way the world is perceived by the characters and presented, leading to different outcomes. [2] [1]

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