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BBC Report Facts Shocker

Another post that’s running late I’m afraid, not least because I’m now watching the latest on MH17 and the 295 souls that have been lost in eastern Ukraine. 1,175 more words


Saturday, 13th July, 1771

Saturday, 13th. At 3 o’clock in the P.M. anchor’d in the Downs, and soon after I landed in order to repair to London.

Captain Cook

Friday, 12th July, 1771

Friday, 12th. Winds at South-West, a fresh Gale, with which we run briskly up Channel. At 1/2 past 3 p.m. passed the Bill of Portland, and at 7 Peverell Point; at 6 a.m. 24 more words

Captain Cook

Thursday, 11th July, 1771

Thursday, 11th. Steady fresh breezes and clear weather. At 2 in the P.M. saw the Lizardland, and at 6 o’clock the lighthouse bore North-West, distant 5 Leagues, we being at this time, by my reckoning, in the Longitude of 5 degrees 30 minutes West; soon after 2 Ships under their Topsails between us and the land, which we took for Men of War. 56 more words

Captain Cook

Wednesday, 10th July, 1771

Wednesday, 10th. Pleasant breezes and Clear weather. At 6 o’Clock in the Morning sounded, and Struck ground in 60 fathoms Shells and Stones, by which I judged we were the length of Scilly Isles. 42 more words

Captain Cook

For the love of maps

For reasons that might be hard to determine, some people including myself, have a natural attraction for maps. For these enthusiasts a map is something that begs to be examined. 418 more words

Tuesday, 9th July, 1771

Tuesday, 9th. Fore and middle parts a Gentle breeze, and thick, Foggy weather; remainder, a fresh Breeze and Cloudy. A swell from the North-North-West all day. 23 more words

Captain Cook