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Buzzman 26-07-2020 18:08

First female circumnavigator
Just fired up the PC this AM and saw that Google's doodle today celebrates the 280th 'birthday' of Jeanne Baret, the first woman known to have circumnavigated - initially on De Bouganville's expedition ship L'Etoile.

Prompted me to go to Wikipedia and read up on her. What a fascinating character she must have been. And what a life!

El Pinguino 26-07-2020 18:23

Re: First female circumnavigator
I thought the first *female* circumnavigator was Amalthea...

Circumnavigated with Wallis on the dolphin in 1766-1768

and again with Cook a few years later....

Farewell, O Travel'd Goat - The Scriptorium Daily

Lepke 26-07-2020 18:43

Re: First female circumnavigator
Probably the first was not a European, but when you write the books....

Buzzman 26-07-2020 21:36

Re: First female circumnavigator
Oh, my, I am a silly goat. Forgot about Great Great Aunt Amalthea..!!

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