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
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
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
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