This extract from the on-board magazine is attributed to Loren Eisley:
“The journey is difficult, long, sometimes impossible. Even so, I know few people who have let these difficulties stop them. We enter the world without knowing for sure what happened in the past, what consequences this has brought us, and what the future may have in store for us.
“We shall try to travel as far as we can. But looking at the landscape around us, we realize that it won’t be possible to know and learn everything.
“So what remains is for us to remember all about our journey so that we can tell stories.
“To our children and grandchildren, we can tell the marvels that we have seen and the dangers that we have faced.
“They too will be born and will die, they too will tell their stories to their descendants, and still the caravan won’t have reached its destination.”