The death of Captain James Cook – 14 February 1779No CommentsRead more
“Do just once what others say you can’t do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again.” Whatever…
Europeans discover Easter Island – 5 April 1722Read more
The rise and fall of Easter Island is a parable for our times; a warning from history of what happens when…
In praise of iguanas!Read more
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.
Galapagos: all the fun of the fish marketRead more
There is so much fun to be had watching wildlife at the fish market in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos: pelicans, sea lions, frigatebirds.
Robert FitzRoy: Captain FantasticRead more
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.
Scilly AutomaticRead more
Where is Scilly Automatic? In June we had a lovely holiday in the Isles of Scilly. You can read about…
The Isles of ScillyRead more
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.
The death of Mary Leakey – 9 December 1996No CommentsRead more
No matter who we are and what we think, the beautiful truth is that we are all children of Africa.…
The death of Alfred Russel Wallace – 7 November 1913Read more
How and why do species change? Why do some occur in some places, but not in others? Why do they…
Amelia Earhart disappears – 2 July 1937Read more
“…first lady of the skies, she had no guy holding her down, no one could clip her wings, she was…
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