Saturday, July 30, 2016

Ocean Grove, Australia

Ocean Grove is a town on the Bellarine Peninsula in Victora, just a little south of Melbourne. It's a popular seaside tourist destination and it's population quadruples in the summer. Reminds me of a place I grew up in, without the seaside.

Charles Sturt was a famous British explorer of the Australian interior. Between 1828 and 1830 he mapped out the path of several rivers, hoping to prove the existence of an inland sea. And in 1844 he led an expedition into the interior of Australia.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

MV Polarstern PS99

Sent back from Polarstern after supporting Arctic ocean research activities between Tromso and Longyearbyen. Detailed descriptions of the ships weekly activities can be found on the awi website.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Brazil, 400th anniversary of Belém

The Brazilian city of Belém, also known as Belém do Para, was founded in 1616 by the Portuguese. It was named after the historic Lisbon parish of Santa Maria de Belém. Belém is Portuguese for Bethlehem. The city is considered the gateway to the Amazon river: the Metropolis of the Brazilian Amazon region.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

UK, The Great War FDC

Cancelled on the 97th anniversary of the scuttling of the German fleet in the village of Lynnes on the Orkney island of Hoy. The German fleet was scuttled in Scarpa Flow: the body of water to the north-east of Lynnes. The stamp sheet commemorates the activities of the Post office during the First World War.