travels

  • Feb142018

    The death of Captain James Cook – 14 February 1779

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    “Do just once what others say you can’t do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again.” Whatever…

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  • Jan132018

    Guns ‘n’ roses: the murder of Joan Root – 13 January 2006

    On this day in 2006, 69-year-old Joan Root lay alone bleeding to death from gunshot wounds at her home on…

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  • Apr052017
    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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  • 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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  • Aug112016

    The death of Jane Digby – 11 August 1881

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    Here’s a bodice-ripping love story of sex and adventure: the story of Jane Elizabeth Digby, Lady Ellenborough. She died on…

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  • Jul082016
    shipping forecast

    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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  • Feb192014

    Birding in The Gambia

    170 different species in just 10 days! Last week, just as the birds fly south to escape the British winter,…

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  • Jul282012

    A visit to Hockney’s East Yorkshire

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    Did you see the exhibition of David Hockney’s paintings at the Royal Academy earlier this year? Many of the pictures…

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