Posts Tagged ‘Geography’

News: An Overlooked Atlantis

According to Swedish scientist Ulf Erlingsson, the mythical sunken island of Atlantis was actually Ireland. He bases his assertion on the geographical details described by Plato in 360 B.C., linking it to the story of Dogger Bank, a shoal off the coast of England that was sunk by a tidal wave in 6,000 B.C. ErlingssonRead more..

A Day in Capitan Sarmiento

The alarm clock rang. My consciousness slowly roused. 5:30, the illuminated digital figures hazily proclaimed. I steadily regained my faculties after what amounted to about four hours sleep. What in God’s name was I doing getting up at this unearthly time? I was supposed to be on vacation. Forty-five minutes later, following a tepid showerRead more..

The Irish Loop

A few years ago, Newfoundland tourism officials decided to give names to roads around some peninsulas to help travelers plan trips by calling attention to a region’s most significant feature. Along the Southern Shore (as it was always, and still is, known to residents) of Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula, there was no question what it wouldRead more..