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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


Back in the Saddle Again...

Hudo has been safely delivered to Heidi once again after five long weeks

, and they are now logging miles in Africa, their 5th continent.


Heidi Arrives in South Africa

Heidi has arrived in South Africa.  The pictures she has taken are beautiful.

However, she and Hudo are going to have to get used to an entirely new set of road hazards!


SUP: Sian Sykes, stand up paddle adventurer – first SUP circumnavigation of Anglesey, Wales

Words and pics: Sian Sykes

I set myself a challenge to circumnavigate Anglesey, North Wales, on a paddle board. A 120km journey around the fascinating and rugged coastline. 743 more words


Freedom from the communication gag

Day 195 of circumnavigation trip
Location: Perth, Australia

I have crossed over to another continent for the first time in my life. Thank you so much for being a part of my journey and helping me reach here. 367 more words