Posts tagged with ‘Adventure’

  • Jan082017
    Green iguana Ecuador

    In praise of iguanas!

    Green iguanas, Galapagos land iguanas and marine iguanas all have their own exquisite beauty, evolved over millions of years if you stop to take a closer look.

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  • Jan082017

    Galapagos: all the fun of the fish market

    There is so much fun to be had watching wildlife at the fish market in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos: pelicans, sea lions, frigatebirds.

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  • Nov072016

    Robert FitzRoy: Captain Fantastic

    Everyone knows what a weather forecast is, most people have heard of Charles Darwin’s Voyage of HMS Beagle, and most British people have heard of the shipping forecast. So it’s very sad to think that more people don’t know about Robert FitzRoy who made all these things possible.

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  • Jul082016

    Scilly Automatic

    Where is Scilly Automatic? In June we had a lovely holiday in the Isles of Scilly. You can read about…

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  • Jun162016
    Jane's watercolour sketch of rocks at Porth Hellick

    The Isles of Scilly

    In June we took the 20 minute flight from Land’s End to the Isles of Scilly. Ever since visiting as a 13-year old, Jane has seen the islands as a little slice of paradise, just 28 miles from mainland Britain.

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  • Dec092015

    The death of Mary Leakey – 9 December 1996

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    No matter who we are and what we think, the beautiful truth is that we are all children of Africa.…

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  • Nov072015
    Alfred Russel Wallace

    The death of Alfred Russel Wallace – 7 November 1913

    How and why do species change? Why do some occur in some places, but not in others? Why do they…

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  • Jul022015

    Amelia Earhart disappears – 2 July 1937

    “…first lady of the skies,  she had no guy holding her down, no one could clip her wings, she was…

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  • Apr052015
    Easter Island statues by William Hodges, 1775

    Europeans discover Easter Island – 5 April 1722

    The rise and fall of Easter Island is a parable for our times; a warning from history of what happens when…

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  • May082014
    Paul Gauguin self portrait

    The death of Paul Gauguin – 8 May 1903

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    “In art, all who have done something other than their predecessors have merited the epithet of ‘revolutionary’; and it is…

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