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Ferdinand Magellan and the Circumnavigation of the World - Part 4

Ferdinand Magellan may be dead in the blood-soaked surf off the Philippines, but the voyage goes on. The fleet, under Juan Sebastián Elcano, has to find the Spice Islands and return to Europe to complete their epic mission. 307 more words

Ferdinand Magellan and the Circumnavigation of the World - Part 2

In the second part of our multi-part series on Ferdinand Magellan, we find the Portuguese navigator setting sail from Spain. His destination was South America, where he hoped to find the strait that would take him to the Western Sea. 45 more words

Mactan Shrine: The Symbol of the True Filipino Grit

Beyond the typical exterior of the Mactan Shrine park, where both public and private transportation traverse forming part of the daily grind of Punta Engaño, Lapu-Lapu City lies the hallow ground, where one fateful day a long time ago, a fierce battle was fought in the name of freedom and love. 1,456 more words

History

Explorers Continued: Spanish, English, French and even the Dutch

We will continue to examine the explorers who journeyed into the unknown. Last class we looked at the reasons & factors involved in exploration. We also looked at how the Portuguese were the first nation to begin exploring with the encouragement of Prince Henry the Navigator. 111 more words

Age Of Exploration

Ferdinand Magellan and the Circumnavigation of the World - Part 1

In the first episode of our multi-part series on Ferdinand Magellan, we find the navigator being rejected by his native Portugal, and turning to Spain to back his expedition to find the legendary Spice Islands via a westerly trade route. 18 more words

Explorers - haiku by Dennis Lange

Magellan
Around the melon
In three years.

Balboa’s
Find was specific:
Pacific.

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photo by Kriss Szkurlatowski at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mhYuk8Q/Old+maritime+map

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* The haiku I write are lines of 3-5-3 syllables instead of 5-7-5. 19 more words

Poetry

pacific (pəˈsifik)

Colorful sea glass can be found at Del Monte Beach in Monterey, California.

My sister enjoys the feel of the cool, pacific waves.

The Pacific Ocean tranquilly laps at the beach with the city of Monterey in the background. 176 more words

Etymology