Category Archives: Books

>William Bligh-The Mutiny on Board H.M.S. Bounty

> A 3,600 Mile Voyage in an Open Boat Just finished reading William Bligh’s account of the mutiny on the Bounty. This is of course a famous episode in maritime history, one immortalised by Hollywood on more than one occasion … Continue reading

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>No estes lejos de mi (soneto XLV)

> No estés lejos de mí un solo día, porque cómo,porque, no sé decirlo, es largo el día,y te estaré esperando como en las estacionescuando en alguna parte se durmieron los trenes. No te vayas por una hora porque entoncesen … Continue reading

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>Archipelagos-Christakis Georgiou

> ” The Land Rover stopped. It is four forty-five. ‘Must be somewhere here,’ the Englishman shouted. He jumped down from the Land Rover. The headlights were on. Their light, cool and lifeless, moved reluctantly on a horizontal line. With … Continue reading

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>Magellan’s Journey

>Just finished reading Magellan’s Voyage. A Narrative Account of the First Voyage, last night in fact. This is a diary of the first circumnavigation of the globe, written by Italian Antonio Pigafetta who was a travel companion of Magellan (access … Continue reading

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>Macondo sunsets

> “Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.” Gabriel Garcia Marquez-A Hundred Years of Solitude One of the greatest literary achievements, … Continue reading

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