Jan 25, 2012, 10:50 AM
Mutiny on the Bounty
On 23 December 1787, Bounty sailed from Spithead for Tahiti. Her complement was 46 officers and men. For a full month, she attempted to round Cape Horn, but adverse weather blocked her. Bligh ordered her turned about, and proceeded east, rounding the Cape of Good Hope and crossing the width of the Indian Ocean. During the outward voyage, Bligh demoted the ship's sailing master, John Fryer, replacing him with Fletcher Christian. This act seriously damaged the relationship between Bligh and Fryer, and Fryer would later claim Bligh's act was entirely personal. Bounty reached Tahiti on 26 October 1788, after ten months at sea.
I honestly today in 2012 cannot fathom spending 10 months....at sea. Wow...
Jan 25, 2012 10:50 AM
Jan 25, 2012, 05:13 PM
Re: Mutiny on the Bounty
I keep hoping they'll do a new movie some day....great story.
"The key to finding gold is finding places where it can be accessed."
Jan 25, 2012, 06:18 PM
The Pool Table Is My Yard
Theres A Place For All Creatures..Right Next To The Taters And Gravy..