We need the tonic of wildness, we need to witness our own limits transgressed, and some life pasturing freely where we never wander.

- Henry David Thoreau

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A fisherman offering his catch at Ternate Island, one of theSpice Islands of the Moluccas in Indonesia. 1994

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Some local sailing craft of Wangi-Wangi Island, Indonesia.

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Family transport in Indonesia.

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Tacking south past Indonesia's Ternate Island.

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One of the sandy islets of Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

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The salt pans of Mauritius Island.

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One of hundreds of waterfalls in the lushinterior valleys of Reunion Island.

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Perched above the clouds atop La Roche Ecrite, Reunion Island. To make the most of my travels I walked across each island I visited and attempted to climb their highest peaks.