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Abby Sale Sailing routes to Botany Bay (57* d) RE: Sailing routes to Botany Bay 27 Jan 07

Egad, I'd love to get to Mystic. If not this year then I'll be there next year even if I have to roller skate the whole way.

I can see the Outward voyage is pretty set, thanks. Perhaps there were choices about Homeward, depending on the season.

Kevin Sheils:
I think there are many Botany Bays. Bays where there are plants. Anyway, there's one on the western bit of St Thomas. Unfortunately, we couldn't get to it by road so I don't know if there's a penal colony there.

AIR, Bligh tried three times to go 'round before he quit. Not goofball by any means, heroic attempts. He was under orders to hurry. No one's ever questioned that he was one of England's greatest sailors. He was also a far better (and vastly more observant & sympathetic) "anthropologist" than his idol, Cook. Had some bad press, bit of bad luck and staggeringly poor judgement in choice of subordinants. Three mutinies against him.

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