Sunday, April 17, 2016

BW16: Following in the HMS Beagle's wake

Courtesy of About Darwin.com


I thought we'd do a bit a armchair sightseeing along with Darwin while reading Voyage of the Beagle.   Our first port of call is the Madeira Islands to explore their vineyards and do a bit of wine tasting. 




Then we'll sail through the Canary Islands and stop off at Tenerife for a walking tour and visit the 16th century town of La Orotava before doing a bit mountain climbing, or golf and/or whale watching if you prefer.




Then we'll cruise around Cape Verde, and visit the birth place of Eugenio Tavares and Pedro Cardoso, fathers of the island's poetical literary movement and popular for its music called morna.




We'll stop to do some snorkeling or skin diving in Fernando de Noronha for a bit, 




before weighing anchor near Salvador and exploring the tropical rain forests of Brazil and the Abrolhos Shoals.





It's going to be a long voyage so fill your backpacks with books set in Brazil. A booklovers guide to Brazil's Best Reads, as well as Books set in Cape Verde,

Happy travels!

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  1. Sorry! I posted the wrong link on #4 but Mister Linky didn't remove it even after I used the removal tool so I posted it again. I've contacted them to remove #4 so hopefully it will happen soon! Yikes! :-)

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