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April 28th in history:

On April 28th, 1947, explorer Thor Heyerdahl and five crewmates began a voyage on the raft “Kon-Tiki,” to prove that people from South America could have settled Pacific islands. 80 more words

Today In History

Sailing beyond the storm

The splendid sight of the parade of sail for the Tall Ships Festivals 2017 certainly drew the crowds to Greenwich and Woolwich. It looked as though the initial forecasts of around 600,000 visitors could easily have been met over the course of the four days that the event spanned. 281 more words


Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Festival 2017

Over the course of the Easter weekend around 30 ships have been moored at Woolwich Arsenal and Greenwich for the Royal Greenwich Tall ships Festival, an event marking the start of the… 436 more words



Heyerdahl, Thor. Chicago: Rand McNally & Company, 1950. 1st edition. Blue embossed, gilt-titled cloth, with jacket. 306 pp. 8vo. Near fine in a near fine jacket. 160 more words

Rare Books

The Hidden Truth in Moana

Moana is the newest member of the Disney princess tradition. The movie featuring her became one of the highest-grossing films of 2016, which also saw the release of… 994 more words

Cuba and beyond - Part 3


Arrived in Peru on a very comfortable overnight bus from Cuenca that took me down to Tumbes, Ecuador’s border post with Peru. Before I go any further, I have to clarify here what I mean by a bus. 1,550 more words


Kon Tiki & Ship Museums in Oslo

I was in Oslo from Oct 12, 2015 through Oct 14, 2015.


The Oseberg Viking Burial Ship (820 AD)

  • Serpents are important in Viking and Scandinavian culture…
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