Make your own free website on Tripod.com

Ben Oostdam's Journal
of
Three Years (1954-1957)
in

T H A I L A N D



DATE(S) : July, 1956 LOCATION : Menam Chao Phya, Bangkok


click photo to see her dream of a successful homecoming from sailing single-handedly around the World!
aboard "The Gospel", July 21, 1956:

Being spoiled by Cynthia makes me dream of a happy future together....

Charles' dream ???? Just click on the photograph!
"de aanhouder wint" (Dutch proverb)





We went on numerous expeditions till I left Thailand in August 1957.
Charles and I both drove MG's, but I soon switched to a jeep.
Some of our adventures are described and pictured in the fine book :
"MANGO SUMMER" which Cynthia published in 1960.

And yes, she did eventually marry Charles and they lived happily ever after!
I know because we visited them on our own honeymoon in 1963.

A WWW search in Jan 2002 revealed Charles' fascinating career after "The Gospel" ... ; "Cynthia Cockburn" amassed 171,000 Google links in October, 2005: try it!!

BLO fecit 20010120, corr.20020320, add 20051022 LINKS to
THAILAND
COMMENTS,
PLEASE ?
next page contents of
autobiography
index of websites