Attribution: Yusuf Hashim
Image:1 Yusuf Hashim - on Top of the World!
(We carry a couple of ancient single loading bolt action rifles each time we go ashore, for protection from Polar Bears in the unlikely event that one of them decides to have one of us for lunch. Usually, firing the gun into the air will be enough to scare them away - Yusuf Hashim)
Image: 2 Stopover for a Look-see
(As we sail among the icebergs, occasionally we will
decide to go ashore to do a short hike up a little hillock
to survey the landscape before us - Yusuf Hashim)
Remember the Modern Day Explorer, OP Yusuf Hashim? ***(here) (here) He was recently featured on the Front Cover of the Grid Magazine, incorporating also his maiden article inside!
(an excerpt of Yusuf's FB posting datelined Aug 26, 2016)
Yusuf Hashim says:
I was incommunicado for nearly 2 weeks while sailing a two masted wooden schooner in Greenland. I flew into Reykjavik from Constable Point in Greenland this afternoon, had a nice warm shower, and then proceeded to clear out the accumulated junk from two weeks of being away from civilization, with neither mobile network nor internet connectivity.
Then I came upon this gem. (Blush Blush)
An old goat I knew intimately, was on the cover of Issue #54 of The Grid Magazine !!
He was not only on the cover, but inside he was being featured on no less than 26 double spread pages ….. out of the 145 pages of the magazine.
The Grid Magazine has been around for more than a decade. The reason why we mere mortals have probably not seen it is because it’s content appears to be targeted at high net worth individuals as it features revues of yachts, private jets, exotic marques like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Rolls Royce, Panerai, etc.and all manner of playthings for the rich and the privileged.
In the words of the Publisher, the Grid is… “…. a stylish potpourri of the fine embellishments of life. It showcases the special flourishes that makes life a grand medley of passion, pleasure and privilege.”
A couple of weeks before leaving for Greenland in early August, I was interviewed by the Editorial Team from the Grid. I simply answered the questions they asked, and was totally surprised that I was invited to be their regular columnist on Gypsetting, Travel to Exotic Destinations and on Photography, the triple passions of my life.
Of course I accepted the invitation, and the challenge. I was simply asked to write a maiden article, so I wrote a piece on the Serengeti, where I was shooting the wildebeest migration the week before. Hee hee hee… it surprised me to bits that they actually published the interview, and the article and even put that old goat on their cover.
So now I have to write the second and third articles for Issue #55 and #56.I will try and write them on those cold nights next week when I'm sailing in the barquentine Tallship the Antigua near the North Pole, looking for Polar Bears, Whales, Narwhals, Musk Ox, Seals, etc. to photograph. The magazine is published once every two months. You’ll have to wait to see what I will be writing on in the next 2 issues.
*** Note: Many of Yusuf Hashim's adventures have been posted in Hank's A to Z series in April 2015. Two of the links are given above
Apologies: This is not a poem as such but a prose proper. Hank
contends the theme is relevant to the prompt as it is a conquest of sorts
For Susan's at PU's Midweek Motif - conquest