Posts tagged with ‘Adventure’

  • 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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  • 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

    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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  • Dec092015

    The death of Mary Leakey – 9 December 1996

    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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  • May082014
    Paul Gauguin self portrait

    The death of Paul Gauguin – 8 May 1903

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

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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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  • Dec022013

    The death of Hernán Cortés – 2 December 1547

    “He came dancing across the water with his galleons and guns, Looking for the new world in that palace in…

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