Speaking this month we have:
Brian Anderson – Tierra del Fuego – ‘The Land of Fire’
‘The Uttermost Part of the World’ – In 1519 Magellan became the first European to navigate a wild and remote channel linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Sailing in search of a westward route to the Spice Islands, Magellan sighted many fires along the coastline. His sailors christened this uncharted area “Tierra del Fuego”, or ‘the Land of Fire’. Sailing the same waters in 1577, Sir Francis Drake described this southern tip of South America as “the uttermost part of the earth”. Charles Darwin visited the region in 1832 and 1833 and described the Fuegian tribes as the “most uncivilised savages” he had ever encountered.
Join Brian for the incredible story of Tierra Del Fuego and to view his stunning landscape and wildlife images from 4 expeditions to the region. You will see the Fuegian red fox, penguins, sealions, magnificent Caracas, skuas and shags, plus many other animals and plants which survive in this most remote and inhospitable region of the southern hemisphere.
Richard Evans – Laid Back around the World in 180 Day.
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
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