Every so often in life we encounter an opportunity to take a shortcut, to circumvent the traditional path, and attempt to reach our goals without the customary planning, patience, and hard work that invariably goes into any worthwhile endeavor. One such opportunity presented itself in the late summer of 2007, when I was hired to deliver the 38-foot Island Packet cutter Guinevere from Tortola, in the British Virgin Islands, to Bradenton, Florida. By then I had over thirty years’ experience as a licensed captain, ocean yacht master, and certified sailing instructor, and so when I was persuaded to take a shortcut through Passage Key Inlet and ran aground, I immediately realized I should, all along, have trusted my training and instincts.
The Viking ship represented everything about the Vikings’ culture and they revered them with their artisanship, navigational skills, cunning fighting skills, and the ultimate honor of using a ship as a burial vessel for their elite. Vikings believed that when they died in a fight, “a warrior maiden called a Valkyrie escorted him to the Viking heaven” and once the man arrived, a new life began of fighting all-day and feasting all night (Winroth 231). This belief illustrates that the Vikings held fighting and feasting as extremely
Erik the Red was a Norwegian Viking that was born in the 10th Century C.E, and his life contributed significantly to the outstanding legacy of the Vikings through his explorations. It is through the discovery of Greenland and its later settlement that cast Erik the Red’s legendary adventures into folklore. These two events are how Erik the Red played his role in Viking history, not through warfare, but through explorations. The adventures undertaken, and the feats achieved by Erik the Red cement his place in Viking History.
Shackleton set out to accomplish this feat of crossing the continent from sea to sea with some of his men, due to the environmental conditions; he lost his boat and had to transport all 27 men to safety. Shackleton had a higher regard for his men’s safety than his own. Shackleton treated his man as if they were friends rather than just workers, he treated them with high respect and not as a resource.
to accompany them. The purpose of this expedition was to find a water route to the Pacific, to
In the opening pages of A Voyage Long and Strange: On the Trail of Vikings, Lost Colonists, and Other Adventurers in Early America, the author, Tony Horwitz, conveys: What would it be like to explore this New World, not only in books but on the ground? To take a pilgrimage
Imagine saying goodbye to friends, family, and your home town to take a treacherous journey through thousands of miles of ocean in a small wooden boat. Your endpoint, a outlandish and often unfriendly land. Yet, in the 1600s, thousands of English, Dutch, Spanish, and French men and women did just that because of religious oppression, paucity of money, or a hope that a superior life is awaiting them across the Atlantic Ocean.
Henry Hudson had many voyages that he went on. He had many sponsors and reasons why he wanted to explore what he did. On his very first voyage he was hired to find a shorter way to Asia through the Arctic Ocean. For this voyage he rode the ship Hopewell. He was sponsored by the Muscovy Company. On his second trip he was trying to find a quicker trade route. He even brought his son John with him. He was sponsored by the Muscovy Company on this voyage too. Also he rode
Student name: Jin Qian Student ID: GEC00000DC Unit code: VU21481 Research events in Australian history, post 1770 TASK 1 1. Tahiti New Zealand The Great Southern Land(Australia) 2. (1)the sea is dangerous (2)the winds did always blow in the right direction (3)it was such a long way it was difficult to bring enough food and water
In the 10th century, a man comes back with a fleet of Viking boats that returned later than they were supposed to. The rest of the island recognized him, but to the twins Eirik and Melle, he was a complete stranger; a stranger that, as far as they knew, has never set foot on the island.
Today is the feast day of Saint Dyfrig St Dyfrig or Dyffryn (in Latin, Dubricius) was one of the great Celtic saints prominent in the history of Wales in the 5th, 6th and 7th centuries of Christianity. The earliest account of his life appeared in the twelfth
Both the ‘Odyssey’ and ‘1001 Nights’ feature male protagonists who traverse the seas, and the concepts and themes of men seafaring is common throughout most canonical texts. For example, the allusion of Odysseus’ difficult journey is made when a minor male character in Apuleius’ ‘The Golden Ass’ describes his seafaring adventures as being ‘positively Ulyssian’ (‘Ulyssian’ thus being a reference the Roman naming of Odysseus) (pg 29). Furthermore, both texts share themes, such as: seafaring, the supernatural, trials and tribulations, tradition, belief systems, and the geographical setting and pride in the protagonist’s home city play a key role to the overarching plots of the texts in the sense of the protagonist’s endurance and motivation to both leave and return home. Likewise, the supernatural is used to further the plot of both texts.
John Vincent Hurt was born on January 22, 1940 in Shirebrook, England. He is the son of Phyllis, an engineer, and Arnould Herbert Hurt, an Anglican clergyman and mathematician. The youngest of three children, he spent much of his childhood in solitude. Showing little initiative, he was guided into art
Legacy Noga Sklar I was having a real hard time listening to all these analyses stating that the Nice attacker was not a jihadist; they sounded as fake as the discovery that were fake the guns and grenades found in his truck, “Mohamed’s ‘ice cream’ truck,” already the stuff of legends. Eighty-four people dead, mowed down by a heartless wreck.
It’s dotted with hundreds of volcanoes, yet is home to Europe’s largest glacier; it’s perched on the edge of the arctic circle, yet is warmed by the Gulf Stream,…Iceland truly is, the Land of Fire and Ice. It’s also the land, of story. The marks of human hands are few and