WANDERLUST MAPS

TinyUrl.com/Wanderlustmaps shows the routes taken by famous explorers, all the way up to modern times and people like Jack Kerouac of the beat generation. We were surprised to see how far Captain Cook wandered off course on his way back from New Zealand and Australia in 1768. Got swept out to sea, you might say.  Clicking “explore” gives you a photo and story for each point on the voyage. We read that Cook’s scientific experiments were a cover for England’s true purpose of finding a southern continent and claiming it for the crown. They found something called Australia. We learned that Magellan and his crew survived by eating leather straps from the ship’s rigging. No word on how prepared.

 

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