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2,171.  Life is a great adventure … accept it in such a spirit.  (Life's Like That & Adventure)  Theodore Roosevelt

 

 

9,176.  To die will be an awfully big adventure.  (Death & Adventure)  J M Barrie 1860-1937, Scottish writer and dramatist

 

 

9,323.  To the well-organised mind death is but the next great adventure.  (Death & Adventure)  J K Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone

 

 

30,722.  Adventure is for the brainless.  Or should be.  (Elizabeth & Adventure)  The Virgin Queen 1955 starring Bette Davis & Richard Todd & Joan Collins & Jay Robinson & Herbert Marshall & Dan O’Herlihy & Robert Douglas & Romney Brent & Leslie Parrish & Lisa Daniels & Rod Tayor & Nelson Leigh et al, director Henry Koster, Elizabeth

 

 

62,460.  It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves - in finding themselves.  Andre Gide

 

 

62,461.  Adventure is worthwhile in itself.  Amelia Earhart

 

 

62,462.  Why, I’d like nothing better than to achieve some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.  (Adventure & Travel)  Aristophanes

 

 

62,463.  For an occurrence to become an adventure, it is necessary and sufficient for one to recount it.  Jean-Paul Sartre

 

 

62,464.  A life without adventure is likely to be unsatisfying, but a life in which adventure is allowed to take whatever form it will is sure to be short.  (Adventure & Life’s Like That)  Bertrand Russell

 

 

62,465.  Adventure is just bad planning.  (Adventure & Planning)  Roald Amundsen

 

 

62,466.  No, no!  The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time. Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

 

 

62,467.  An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered.  An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.  G K Chesterton

 

 

119,311.  They don’t like anything adventurous, do they?  What happened to her with the fondu?  Meantime 1983 starring Marion Bailey & Phil Daniels & Tim Roth & Pam Ferris & Jeffrey Robert & Alfred Molina & Gary Oldman & Tolly Vosburgh & Paul Daly & Leila Bertrand & Peter Wight et al, director Mike Leigh, Barbara 

 

 

130,914.  Bruce Chatwin was a legendary adventurer and writer who died in 1989.  Filmmaker Werner Herzog collaborated with Chatwin in the last years of his life.  This film follows Herzog on a series of encounters inspired by Chatwin’s travels.  (Countryside & Travel & Adventure & Writer)  Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin, BBC 2019, Werner Herzog, captions

 

130,915.  1977: In Patagonia … ‘The Brontosaurus, I learned, was an animal that had drowned in the flood, being too big for Noah to ship aboard the Ark.’  (Countryside & Travel & Adventure & Writer & Noah)  ibid.  Chatwin      

 

130,916.  Llanthony Priory, Wales: The landscape around here became one of the essential locations where he would find his inner balance.  (Countryside & Travel & Adventure & Writer)  ibid.        

 

 

131,051.  500 years ago an unrecognizable ship arrived in the port of Saville.  Its crew was reduced to just 18 emaciated and starving men.  But the ship had just completed a voyage of huge importance that changed the shape of history and changed the way we live today.  It was 1522 and the Victoria had just become the first ship to circumnavigate the world.  (Journey & Map & Ship & Adventure & Exploration & Sailing)  Voyages of Discovery s1e1, BBC 2019, Paul Rose  

 

131,052.  The course that [Ferdinand] Magellan was planning would take him beyond chartered waters into the unknown; it was a journey many believed was impossible.  (Journey & Map & Ship & Adventure & Exploration & Sailing)  ibid.      

 

 

131,016.  One night nearly 250 years ago a ship ran aground on a treacherous reef in the Pacific ocean.  Water poured into wooden hull threatening to sink her and all those on board.  The ship that faced a watery grave appeared to be nothing more than an unremarkable coaling vessel captained by an unknown commander on an obscure scientific field trip.  But this ship had a secret mission: one that would redraw the map of the world, and make a hero of her undistinguished hero: the ship was called The Endevour and her captain was called James Cook.  (Journey & Map & Ship & Adventure & Exploration & Sailing)  Voyages of Discovery s1e2

 

131,017.  The Endevour sailed from Plymouth on 26th August 1768.  It was the age of enlightenment, an era of intellectual ferment.  (Journey & Map & Ship & Adventure & Exploration & Sailing)  ibid.    

 

131,018.  Cook would have to navigate his ship to the other side of the world … The Endevour travelled alone.  (Journey & Map & Ship & Adventure & Exploration & Sailing)  ibid.    

 

131,019.  Conditions below must have been appalling let alone the smell.  And disease was rife.  (Journey & Map & Ship & Adventure & Exploration & Sailing)  ibid.    

 

131,020.  Over 2,000,000 sailors had died from scurvy.  (Journey & Map & Ship & Adventure & Exploration & Sailing)  ibid.    

 

131,021.  Banks had accidentally stumbled across the cure for scurvy.  (Journey & Map & Ship & Adventure & Exploration)  ibid.    

 

131,022.  After 33 weeks at sea land was finally spotted: Cook had arrived … in paradise.  (Journey & Map & Ship & Adventure & Exploration)  ibid.           

 

131,023.  The Transit of Venus is an incredibly rate event.  (Journey & Map & Ship & Adventure & Exploration)  ibid.  

 

131,024.  Cook’s mission was now revealed: the discovery of the fabled Great Southern Continent.  (Journey & Map & Ship & Adventure & Exploration)  ibid.  

 

 

131,100.  In the Spring of 1892 a charismatic Norwegian explorer called Fridjtof Nansen announced a daring plan to venture into all this: the Arctic, unmanned and unconquered.  At the top of the world was the ultimate goal - the North Pole.  (Journey & Arctic & Adventure & Exploration)  Voyages of Discovery s1e3: Fridjtof Nansen   

 

131,102.  The most extraordinary voyage in history.  (Journey & Arctic & Adventure & Exploration)  ibid.  

 

131,103.  Nansen’s crew now faced years alone in the Arctic.  (Journey & Arctic & Adventure & Exploration)  ibid.  

 

131,104.  Cadbury’s sponsored the expedition.  (Journey & Arctic & Adventure & Exploration)  ibid.

 

131,105.  His voyage of discovery had failed … His obsession would not die.  (Journey & Arctic & Adventure & Exploration)  ibid.

 

131,106.  Nansen had an extraordinary new plan.  To leave the ship and ski the remaining 600 kilometres to the Pole.  (Journey & Arctic & Adventure & Exploration)  ibid.

 

131,107.  You can lose over four litres of liquid a day … Melting as much snow as he needed … His remarkable talent for invention served him well.    (Journey & Arctic & Adventure & Exploration)  ibid.

 

131,108.  They were almost going backwards.  It was a gut-wrenching blow.  (Journey & Arctic & Adventure & Exploration)  ibid.

 

 

131,100.  In the Spring of 1892 a charismatic Norwegian explorer called Fridjtof Nansen announced a daring plan to venture into all this: the Arctic, unmanned and unconquered.  At the top of the world was the ultimate goal - the North Pole.  (Journey & Arctic & Adventure & Exploration)  Voyages of Discovery s1e3: Fridjtof Nansen   

 

131,102.  The most extraordinary voyage in history.  (Journey & Arctic & Adventure & Exploration)  ibid.  

 

131,103.  Nansen’s crew now faced years alone in the Arctic.  (Journey & Arctic & Adventure & Exploration)  ibid.  

 

131,104.  Cadbury’s sponsored the expedition.  (Journey & Arctic & Adventure & Exploration)  ibid.

 

131,105.  His voyage of discovery had failed … His obsession would not die.  (Journey & Arctic & Adventure & Exploration)  ibid.

 

131,106.  Nansen had an extraordinary new plan.  To leave the ship and ski the remaining 600 kilometres to the Pole.  (Journey & Arctic & Adventure & Exploration)  ibid.

 

131,107.  You can lose over four litres of liquid a day … Melting as much snow as he needed … His remarkable talent for invention served him well.    (Journey & Arctic & Adventure & Exploration)  ibid.

 

131,108.  They were almost going backwards.  It was a gut-wrenching blow.  (Journey & Arctic & Adventure & Exploration)  ibid.

 

 

131,281.  300 years ago a group of men found themselves thousands of miles from home fighting for their lives.  They had travelled half way round the world across unknown lands into hostile territories.  But these were no hardened adventurers, they were booking academics on one of the most important scientific expeditions ever.  Its outcome would fundamentally change the way we see our world, but their mission would become an eight year epic of obsession, betrayal and murder.  (Journey & Adventure & Exploration)  Voyages of Discovery s1e4: French Explorers: The Figure of the Earth

 

131,282.  This was the first scientific expedition ever.  The ambitious mission was launched in 1735 to discover a fundamental truth about our planet: the true shape of the Earth.  (Journey & Adventure & Exploration)  ibid.  

 

 

131,457.  In May 1939 the crew of the submarine USS Squalus were struck by disaster deep below the surface of the Atlantic ocean.  They were trapped on the ocean floor with the air running out and no means of escape.  The latest victims of what the US Navy dubbed the Coffin Service.  Their fate rested on one man: Naval inventor Charles ‘Swede’ Momsen.  (Journey & Adventure & Exploration & Submarine & Danger)  Voyages of Discovery s1e5: USS Squalus

 

131,458.  In the previous 20 years worldwide 22 subs had been lost along with the lives of over 1,000 men.  They didn’t call it the Coffin Service for nothing … No crew had ever been saved from the ocean depths.  (Journey & Adventure & Exploration & Submarine & Danger)  ibid.

 

131,459.  Water from flooding from the rear to the front of the sub.  (Journey & Adventure & Exploration & Submarine & Danger)  ibid.

 

131,460.  A poisonous chlorine gas was beginning to spread.  But there was no way out.  (Journey & Adventure & Exploration & Submarine & Danger)  ibid.

 

131,281.  300 years ago a group of men found themselves thousands of miles from home fighting for their lives.  They had travelled half way round the world across unknown lands into hostile territories.  But these were no hardened adventurers, they were booking academics on one of the most important scientific expeditions ever.  Its outcome would fundamentally change the way we see our world, but their mission would become an eight year epic of obsession, betrayal and murder.  (Journey & Adventure & Exploration)  Voyages of Discovery s1e4: French Explorers: The Figure of the Earth

 

131,282.  This was the first scientific expedition ever.  The ambitious mission was launched in 1735 to discover a fundamental truth about our planet: the true shape of the Earth.  (Journey & Adventure & Exploration)  ibid.  

 

 

131,457.  In May 1939 the crew of the submarine USS Squalus were struck by disaster deep below the surface of the Atlantic ocean.  They were trapped on the ocean floor with the air running out and no means of escape.  The latest victims of what the US Navy dubbed the Coffin Service.  Their fate rested on one man: Naval inventor Charles ‘Swede’ Momsen.  (Journey & Adventure & Exploration & Submarine & Danger)  Voyages of Discovery s1e5: USS Squalus

 

131,458.  In the previous 20 years worldwide 22 subs had been lost along with the lives of over 1,000 men.  They didn’t call it the Coffin Service for nothing … No crew had ever been saved from the ocean depths.  (Journey & Adventure & Exploration & Submarine & Danger)  ibid.

 

131,459.  Water from flooding from the rear to the front of the sub.  (Journey & Adventure & Exploration & Submarine & Danger)  ibid.

 

131,460.  A poisonous chlorine gas was beginning to spread.  But there was no way out.  (Journey & Adventure & Exploration & Submarine & Danger)  ibid.

 

131,461.  The Squalus had been equipped with Momsen lungs … This is a submarine rescue bell based on Momsen’s design … It was Momsen’s big moment … The unbelievable had happened: a rescue mission had reached the submarine.  (Journey & Adventure & Exploration & Submarine & Danger)  ibid.

 

 

131,109.  Victoria Falls: a white man arrived accompanied by over 200 Africans: his name was David Livingstone.  (Journey & Adventure & Exploration & Africa)  Neil Oliver, The Last Explorers s1e1: David Livingstone, BBC 2019

 

131,110.  He was here to save souls.  David Livingstone was one of a small group of explorers who took the stage as the great age of exploration was drawing to a close.  (Journey & Adventure & Exploration & Africa)  ibid.

 

131,111.  Livingstone was thee first European to cross the entire African continent from west to east.  (Journey & Adventure & Exploration & Africa)  ibid.

 

131,112.  The team that Livingstone had gathered together was mission impossible.  (Journey & Adventure & Exploration & Africa)  ibid.

 

131,114.  Livingstone saw Arab slave ship plying back and forth forcing African people for hundreds of miles around to flee the slavers.  (Journey & Adventure & Exploration & Africa)  ibid.

 

131,115.  Africa stubbornly refused to be tamed … A man in the grip of an obsession.  (Journey & Adventure & Exploration & Africa)  ibid.

 

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