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November Update

The website has fallen behind again so I’m going to try to bring it up to date before we leave South Africa.

When we first arrived in South Africa and checked into Richards bay we had quite a few jobs to do on Camomile. 1,928 more words

Port Posts

Here's What Happened to the Rajah Almanzor and Others in Magellan's Navigator

Here’s what happened to the Rajah Almanzor, Cano, Espinosa, and other characters after they left the pages of Magellan’s Navigator. 

Rajah Almanzor – Rajah Almanzor’s fears were realized when the Portuguese and their Ternate allies joined forces and attacked Tidore. 1,631 more words

Magellan's Navigator

Magellan's Navigator, a crafty Greek named Francisco Albo

Magellan’s Navigator is my most recent book. It’s a meticulously researched tale of the first circumnavigation of the globe as seen through the eyes of Francisco Albo, who navigated the sole remaining ship of Magellan’s fleet halfway around the world. 26 more words

Magellan's Navigator

December 13, 1577 El Draque

The “Pelican” left Plymouth, England on November 15, 1577, with four other ships and 164 men.  The weather was so rotten that they soon had to turn back, seeking shelter in Falmouth, before finally returning to Plymouth, where they started.  633 more words


Special Day Special Dish!

D 256 Day

Location: Sonali & Mahesh Kulkarni’s house Sydney

(Nov 30) Today, I completed three months in Australia and waiting for visa. Coincidently it is 8th Marriage anniversary of my host Sonali’s and Mahesh’s marriage. 185 more words


When SBI offers coffee!

D 251 Day

Location: Sydney, Australia.

(Nov 23) I needed a bank statement for some personal purpose. It was very urgent. I needed it in original form and in Sydney. 440 more words


Wild Ocean Woman: Kay Cottee's 'First Lady'

Imagine being thrown about in your small yacht surfing down a 20-metre wave. You’re in the Southern Indian Ocean, it’s freezing, you’re exhausted and soaked through. 1,115 more words