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The Franklin Expedition: A Victorian Era Moon Landing

“In May 1845, two Royal Navy ships, HMS Terror and Erebus, embarked from London on a voyage with ambitious aims. The mission would forge a passage through the partially mapped channels of northern Canada and pioneer the Northwest Passage. 163 more words

Book Review

A Passage to Fredrikstad

We Bookfayries just arrived at the port of Fredrikstad in Norway, where our dear Dina and Roald Amundsen were born. We moored our little boat just below the bust of our great Arctic hero. 1,431 more words


July 16 in history

622 The beginning of the Islamic calendar.

1054 Three Roman legates fracture relations between Western and Eastern Christian Churches through the act of placing an invalidly-issued Papal Bull of Excommunication on the altar of… 858 more words


North Pole Flyover

May 12, 1926: The first flyover of the North Pole takes place. Norge was the first N-class semi-rigid airship designed by Umberto Nobile. Construction began in 1923 and as part of the specifications, the airship had to be able to withstand arctic conditions. 690 more words


Last Day in Tromsø

February 23, 2015.  After our long night chasing the Northern Lights, we slept until around 10 a.m., then dragged ourselves downstairs for a quick breakfast in our Smart Hotel lobby.   1,336 more words


Modigt när Lovecraft möter Eliot

Mohamed Omar är den uppburne poeten som blev islamist (och inte så uppburen), för att sedan kasta sig ur den strama religionens grepp och landa i fantastiken. 744 more words


Even A Bug Can Teach

Story of the Day for Tuesday March 17, 2015

Even A Bug Can Teach


When pride comes, disgrace will follow. With humility comes wisdom. 472 more words

Faith Journey