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Time to cross the pond! After preparing for the voyage in Las Palmas for a month, it was time to say “farewell” to new friends and “see you on the other side” 14 more words

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Ibiza !!!

Maybe the best ‘party’ country we visited!  WOW, a great place to visit

Partying all day and night…

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Single-handed Circumnavigation

François Gabart: French sailor slashes around the world solo record

When I read this article, it took me right back to my time as a ten year-old when I lived in a fishing village in Berwickshire whose lifeline was the sea. 425 more words

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Fast Fast French Man

It looks like Francois Gabart has circumnavigated the world in 42 days, 16 hours, 40 minutes and 35 seconds. An extraordinary 6 Days 10 hours faster than the previous record. 21 more words

The Great White Fleet

Today in History, December 16: 1907 –

The Great White Fleet, a task group of 16 American battleships and their support ships, sets sail from Hampton Roads, Virginia beginning a world good will tour, circumnavigating the Earth. 150 more words

Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Sir Francis Drake's Famous Voyage Around the World

Sir Francis Drake embarked for South Seas, December 13, 1577

Born in roughly 1540, the English sea captain and privateer, Sir Francis Drake, passed away on January 28, 1596.  130 more words

Thought For The Day

Today in Transportation History - 1978: The Passing of a World Record-Setting Circumnavigating Walker

More than a half-century after establishing a record for walking around the world, Dumitru Dan died in the city of Buzău in his native Romania at the age of 88. 457 more words

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