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Monday, March 16, 2015

55 degrees 59 minutes South latitude by 67 degrees 16 minutes West longitude

Rounding the Horn by Dallas Murphy

 

The first gloomy mornings of our austral autumn are an appropriate setting for this book about bleak Cape Horn, birthplace of myths and legends, and forever linked with the stories of square-riggers and clippers and windjammers and Ferdinand Magellan, William Cornelius Schouten, Francis Drake, and Charles Darwin's voyage of the "Beagle".

I was spellbound for a whole 332 pages and felt like I'd been around Cape Horn myself instead of just sitting around Riverbend.