The text and paintings on The Trowbridge Chronicles are taken from the illustrated journal of Violet Trowbridge, a shrew that once lived in a village deep in the Olympic Rain Forest. Each new post will represent a portion of Mrs. Trowbridge’s journal.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

SOUTH SEAS TROWBRIDGE EXPEDITION

Tomorrow my wife and I will embark on our most exciting Trowbridge expedition to date. It all started when I received a tip from a noted New Zealand archeologist who is an expert in ancient Oceania cultures. He provided me with strong evidence of long-forgotten Trowbridge shrew civilizations in a number of remote South Sea Islands.

It has been my theory that, going backwards across many centuries, Trowbridge civilization began in the Mongolian Steppes, and in the mountainous regions of China. Over eons of time, the shrews of old “leap frogged” to the Americas by way of the South Sea archipelagoes. Their means of travel may have been as stowaways on human sailing vessels. Or they may have used their hot air balloons as a mode of trans-island transport, as has been discussed in previous Trowbridge Chronicles episodes.


Our research team will be visiting some of the South Pacific’s most remote islands. At present our sights are set on Aitu Taki, and possibly Mangaia, two islands where tiny mysterious petroglyphs have been found on black volcanic boulders (see pictures) at the edge of the jungle, near the lagoon shoreline.

I hope to bring back and present some exciting photographic evidence that would advance my Leap frog Theory. The next Trowbridge post should be an exciting one. Stay tuned.


Perhaps these photos look familiar. If they do, it’s because this is where Survivor Cook Islands was filmed. In a few days we’ll be standing on the very same remote islands, Paputa and Moturakau, where the Survivors endured their grueling 39 day challenge. Several Trowbridge petroglyphs have been found on these and other tiny “motus”, part of the Aitu Taki atoll.

8 comments:

studio lolo said...

How exciting!! More wonderful adventures to look forward to! (Pssst...check your first sentence. Like me, your thoughts tangled with your typing.:))

www.aynaku.net said...

I wish I jump soon into those crystal clear waters, and find tracks of Trowbridge's mysterious underwater civilization...I'll stay tuned
:)

studio lolo said...

Bron, your comment made me laugh! Especially your on-purpose typo :) I hope you're okay with me pointing that out because I've never seen one before on ANY of your posts. And you do a lot of writing!

studio lolo said...

Safe trip...God speed. Have a fabulous week :)

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

Ohhhhh, tropical trowbridge, I can't wait... break out the moles in bikinis!

and... Merry Christmas to you and your family, have a terrific new years!

Rebecca Sweet said...

Wonderful imagination! I love the way you look at things. You bring the extraordinary to the ordinary....hope your trip is sucessful.

Ginger*:)* said...

I used to have a clam shell like these. I gave it to one of our daughters when we moved up to the northern area of New England. She uses it as a bird bath.

Maribel said...

Well written article.