Regarding what became of Mr. Barrett on his return to Africa - the land of his birth - and providing certain details as to his whereabouts, the status of his health, whether physical or mental, and lastly describing various events & happenings the editor finds appropriate to reveal in promoting the honorable cause of his client.

Mr. Barrett is a Master's International Student at Michigan Technological University. His Peace Corps service in Madagascar will contribute to a degree in Environmental Engineering. The contents of this site are Mr. Barrett's alone and do not reflect the views of Michigan Tech, Peace Corps, or the United States government.

Sunday, August 20

South to Toliara

What was it that Longfellow said? Ultima Thule! Utmost Isle! The ancient mariners set their sails for it, a land of rugged beauty and dreams just realized. I have found my Ultima Thule for a while friends. I have sailed to her o’er sunlit seas, found her on the horizon and set a course for her, That land of fiction and of truth, The lost Atlantis of our youth! She does not harbor the Moslem dhows I remember of yesteryear, nor the glass bottom boats of my youth. No, she is not the same as my Mombasa but perhaps better. How far since then the ocean streams Have swept us from the land of dreams. But we must not stop dreaming friends. Ultima Thule! And we sailed for Anakao.


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