Llandoger Trow pub in Bristol, England. Named after a type of Welsh sailing barge and built in 1664 is the pub where Daniel Defoe met Alexander Selkirk on whom he based Robinson Crusoe and it was thought to be the model for the Admiral Benbow in Treasure Island

Llandoger Trow pub in Bristol, England. Named after a type of Welsh sailing barge and built in 1664 is the pub where Daniel Defoe met Alexander Selkirk on whom he based Robinson Crusoe and it was thought to be the model for the Admiral Benbow in Treasure Island

THE SOLITUDE OF ALEXANDER SELKIRK

THE SOLITUDE OF ALEXANDER SELKIRK

On 2 February 1709, a light was seen on the Juan Fernández Islands , and captain Dover led a landing party to investigate its source.They discovered a fire lit by Alexander Selkirk , a Scottish sailor left on the island in 1705 because he considered the ship he was aboard, the Cinque Ports , as not being seaworthy . Vintage engraving 1709 Life Aboard a British Privateer in the Time of Queen Anne by Robert C. Leslie.  http://www.gutenberg.org/files/44471/44471-h/44471-h.htm

On 2 February 1709, a light was seen on the Juan Fernández Islands , and captain Dover led a landing party to investigate its source.They discovered a fire lit by Alexander Selkirk , a Scottish sailor left on the island in 1705 because he considered the ship he was aboard, the Cinque Ports , as not being seaworthy . Vintage engraving 1709 Life Aboard a British Privateer in the Time of Queen Anne by Robert C. Leslie. http://www.gutenberg.org/files/44471/44471-h/44471-h.htm

Von Karman cloud vortices above Alexander Selkirk Island, Chile. These clouds look like they have had a hole punched through them. In fact they are naturally occurring vortices crafted by wind patterns on the clouds. In this image these cloud vortices (swirls down left) have been caused by the peak of Alexander Selkirk Island (bottom left) disrupting wind-blown clouds.

Von Karman cloud vortices above Alexander Selkirk Island, Chile. These clouds look like they have had a hole punched through them. In fact they are naturally occurring vortices crafted by wind patterns on the clouds. In this image these cloud vortices (swirls down left) have been caused by the peak of Alexander Selkirk Island (bottom left) disrupting wind-blown clouds.

2 février 1709 ♦ Alexander Selkirk, le vrai Robinson Crusoé, est recueilli après 52 mois de solitude.

2 février 1709 ♦ Alexander Selkirk, le vrai Robinson Crusoé, est recueilli après 52 mois de solitude.

Von Kármán Vortices, Southern Pacific Ocean, 1999Swirling clouds line up in a formation known as a von Kármán street. They appear when wind-driven clouds encounter an obstacle, in this instance Alexander Selkirk Island in the southern Pacific Ocean.

Earth As Art: 'How Did Nature Do That?'

Von Kármán Vortices, Southern Pacific Ocean, 1999Swirling clouds line up in a formation known as a von Kármán street. They appear when wind-driven clouds encounter an obstacle, in this instance Alexander Selkirk Island in the southern Pacific Ocean.

2 février 1709. Alexander Selkirk, le vrai Robinson Crusoé, est recueilli après 52 mois de solitude.

2 février 1709. Alexander Selkirk, le vrai Robinson Crusoé, est recueilli après 52 mois de solitude.

Pinterest
Search