Lecture Series presents:
Around the World in 84 Days
with Richard Kuehn and Dean Schuler
Monday, October 29, 2007, 7:00 p.m.
$5 donation requested
Gualala Arts will have a photo lecture with Richard Kuehn and Dean Schuler on
Monday, October 29 at 7:00 p.m.
Fulfilling a boyhood dream while creating memories to celebrate 25 years together, Richard Kuehn and his domestic partner, Dean Schuler, departed the Redwood coast on the last day of August 2006. 84 days and 31,000 miles later they returned having completed a trip that took them around the world.
Please join us for a video lecture of their odyssey, which began with a flight from SFO to Fairbanks, Alaska where they journeyed up the 'haul road' along the Alaskan pipeline filming aurora borealis and the arctic wildlife. From Prudhoe, the adventurers flew to Barter Island where they documented the subsistence Bowhead whale hunt by the native Eskimos living in Kaktovik and the polar bears that were attracted to the remains in the traditional 'bone-yard.'
After returning to Fairbanks, the couple flew back to San Francisco and onward to Paris where they assumed possession of a leased vehicle which they drove easterly through France, Belgium and Germany to the Baltic Sea near Gdansk, Poland where they began their southerly route through Central Europe as far south as Serbia-Montenegro before turning northwesterly back through Slovenia and Austria to Munich, Germany where they turned in their vehicle and took to the air again.
They flew via Doha, Qatar on the Persian Gulf into Mumbai, India on the Arabian Sea where they began a 24-day tour through the states of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal in search of Bengal tigers and Asian elephants in the wild before flying from Delhi to Bangkok, Thailand. There they participated in Loy Krathrong, the 700 year-old festival of lights honoring the water goddess and visited the ancient capital of Ayutthaya. Then they flew Druk Air to the Himalayan mountain kingdom of Bhutan, where they participated in the King's birthday celebration and the Black-necked Crane Festival before returning to Bangkok for their flight back to San Francisco via Hong Kong.
Come learn how you too can be your own travel agent and circle the globe of our ever-shrinking planet with these 2 Sea Ranchers, who are avid bird-watchers and eco-tourists.
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