Speaking this month we have:
Brian Anderson – Galápagos Islands
The Galápagos Islands, 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, were named the ‘Enchanted Isles’ by superstitious sailors, and famed for their number of endemic species. The isles were a hiding place for C16 pirates, visited by C18 whalers including the author, Herman Melville, and later, by Charles Darwin on ‘The Beagle’ in 1835.
In this richly illustrated presentation, photographer and adventurer, Brian Anderson, shares his travel anecdotes and stunning images of the unique wildlife he encountered, including; galápagos penguins, giant tortoises, marine iguanas, sealions and bluefooted boobies. We also learn how these animals which frightened early visitors, have adapted to live on this fragile, isolated and ever changing Pacific archipelago.
Richard Evans – Laidback travel tales – Part 2
From the vast deserts of Kazakhstan to the Pyrenees via the monsoons of Southeast Asia, the Australian Nullarbor, the Canadian Rockies and Great Lakes, this is Richard Evans’s travelogue of his six-month journey around the world by recumbent bicycle in 2014.
Averaging around 1,000km per week, Richard shared treacherously potholed highways with speeding juggernauts, faced freezing nights and scorching days, and battled headwinds strong enough to blow him off the road. Having lost 7kg in the first seven weeks and with 19 weeks still to go, it was important to stabilise the weight loss. A cure was found in beer and dumplings.
Find out more at http://laidbackaroundtheworld.blogspot.co.uk
London branch meetings are held at The Church of Scotland, Crown Court, behind the Fortune Theatre in Covent Garden the first Saturday of each month, unless there is a UK public holiday that weekend.
Admission costs, £3 for Members and £6.00 Non-members. You do not need to be a member to attend, and we do not sell advanced tickets, please just come on the day, the doors open at 2:15pm and the program starts around 2:30pm with each talk lasting approximately 40 minutes.
There is no London meeting in August, but we start afresh each September.
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