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Time for Divine Intervention?

Heidi is still in Cape Town.  Hudo is still in the shop.  Heidi has posted this picture of this church spire in Cape Town.

Maybe it is time to call in a little Divine assistance in our heroes’ trek?   101 more words



Thanks for visiting Gone Floatabout! We’re two young Americans who love oceans, mountains, adventure, and photography. We sailed around the world from 2006 – 2010 on an old boat that needed a lot of TLC. 94 more words

Arctic Voyage

No News is Good News, or Is It?

There has not been much news from Heidi lately.  She is still in Cape Town, South Africa. (FYI – Mongo’s Dad is visiting Pretoria, South Africa.   299 more words


The Tandem Men

Three months ago a former colleague of mine asked if he could connect me with two guys who are attempting to be the first pair to circumnavigate the globe on a tandem bicycle.   919 more words

Cycling In Malaysia

September 24, 1852: You Try Steering a Balloon

After the launching of the first hot-air balloon in 1783, inventors turned their sights toward ways to control lighter-than-air aircraft. If these craft were going to go anywhere, you had to be able to steer them. 324 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

A loaf of Bread, a Jug of Wine, and My Kingdom for a Hudson Straight 8!

Heidi is tooling around Capetown South Africa these days.  Apparently she is enjoying some wine tasting and many of the sights.  But there may be more to this story… 25 more words


Francis Drake and the North-West Passage

Franklin’s Lost Expedition

A few years ago, in one of the galleries of the National Maritime Museum of Greenwich there was exhibited a life-size model of a boat trapped in pack ice, with a suitably gruesome frozen hand protruding from under frozen canvas: a striking illustration of the fate of Captain Sir John Franklin and his crew for the younger visitors. 1,286 more words