4/18/09, Hickory, NC - Today, I had the fortune of meeting Bernie Harberts. Bernie is a fellow adventurer, writer and documentary film producer that resides in this part of North Carolina. He has spent the past 11 years sailing a boat solo around the world, traveling muleback across the USA (East to West) and on his latest adventure he has just returned from crossing the US North to South, while following the ancient inland sea. The latest adventure was made by traveling in a wagon pulled by a mule named “Polly”. You can read about his adventures by going to www.riverearth.com (also on my link page). You can also purchase copies of his books and DVDs through this website.
Bernie and I had traded a few E-mails this past winter while we were both out adventuring. Today, we met out his family farm in Lenoir, NC. While at the farm, he showed me the beautifully crafted (larger) wagon that he built for the last trip, but didn’t use (he downscaled from two mules to one).