Monday, April 20, 2009

Col Fawcett and Z

I thought you might enjoy this photo of Colonel Percy Fawcett shortly before he vanished.

You can read more about the book Lost City of Z in this Telegraph article.

This is the man Pitt will reportedly portray, for those unfamiliar with him. I recommend you also read Lost Trails, Lost Cities by Bryan Fawcett and the book by
Ian Fleming's brother Peter Fleming, Brazilian Adventure, about his own search for Colonel Fawcett.

Great stuff!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Been Out of Commission...

... with a terrible cold virus that knocked me off my feet for a couple of days and hasn't gone away entirely.

But I'll be making more posts this week!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Next Installment of Tropic of Despair Posted

If you enjoyed the first installment of the adventure novel by E A Guest & F Marion Crawford, the next seven chapters have been posted. This is a reading by E A Guest and is for mature audiences.
Tropic of Despair Audio Book

(New uploads take a few minutes to show up, so if you go there right after I posted this, give it a few if you don't see it)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

North Pole Adventure

The author makes a good point here, that whether they actually made it or not, they still deserve credit for going: Peary and the Pole

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Nice Catch

I was in that post-breakfast, late Saturday morning groove when I found The Wind And The Lion starting on TCM. That means no commercial breaks, a steady stream of adventure buzz. It was the perfect bridge between morning and afternoon and set my day righteously. I thought of places I've been (northeast Africa, Afghanistan, Jordan), and horizons yet to cross. I recalled the smell of guns and the buzz of the propellers, nights in Tashkent, days in Kabul.
But most of all, beautiful ladies I have known and loved and the exotic terrain of that experience.

Yeah, adventure.

The Wind And The Lion on a Saturday morning.

Nice catch.