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Old 03-07-2019, 09:54 AM
 
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I saw a GlobeTrekker episode on Pitcairn. Interesting place and snorkeling to see what is left of the Bounty would be cool. But it looks like 2 maybe 3 days is all you need.
Oh, it wouldn't be for the cultural and natural attractions of Pitcairn itself - it would be for the sake of having made the voyage. Same reason I want to round the Horn.
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Old 03-07-2019, 10:06 AM
 
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Men Against the Sea is the sequel you need to read to find out how Bligh did it.




Pitcairn is definitely one place I want to see. Just don't bring your women.
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Old 03-07-2019, 10:51 AM
 
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Oh, it wouldn't be for the cultural and natural attractions of Pitcairn itself - it would be for the sake of having made the voyage. Same reason I want to round the Horn.
A modern day Magellan. Bon Voyage.
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Old 03-07-2019, 10:58 AM
 
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A modern day Magellan. Bon Voyage.
Well, I'll let you know I have been to the far side of Catalina Island several times!
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Old 03-07-2019, 01:31 PM
 
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From Pitcairn Islands, one can travel to Oeno Island 128 km, Henderson Island 168 km, Ducie Island 475 km, New York 9322 km, London 14821 km, Paris 15127 km, Tahiti 2325 km, South Pole 15259 km, and Sydney 7493 km. The perfect place for mutineers to hide.
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Old 03-07-2019, 02:55 PM
 
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The movie is awesome, the story itself is crazy, could not even make something up that great and intriguing.

Cannot believe how Bligh managed to sail as he did after the mutiny, that is pure seamanship right there.
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Old 03-07-2019, 03:15 PM
 
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I have never read the book. Nor have I studied the subject at all. Years ago, a fella who had told me that Bligh was quite typical of British ship captains at that time. His conduct was not unusual.

No idea.
I have also heard that. This article seems to imply that:
https://www.historyextra.com/period/...of-the-bounty/


But it also notes that he suffered two more mutinies. I find it hard to believe it was a run of bad luck.
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Old 03-07-2019, 04:19 PM
 
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It was a very sad day when the modern replica of Bounty went down in hurricane Sandy, with the loss of two crew.
Indeed it was. I think it was on the Weather channel that I saw a program about the Coast Guard rescue of the Bounty's crew. I had seen the ship, taken pictures, and chatted with crew members just six weeks before she was lost. A sad, sad day.
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Old 03-07-2019, 05:08 PM
 
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I have also heard that. This article seems to imply that:
https://www.historyextra.com/period/...of-the-bounty/


But it also notes that he suffered two more mutinies. I find it hard to believe it was a run of bad luck.
Well - the Nore mutiny was not so much rebellion against specific officers as a rebellion against conditions in the fleet, overall, and it involved a lot of ships' crews. The Rum Rebellion was more of a political squabble over who should run Australia and how, and if ever there was a case of "both sides are bad", this one qualifies.
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Old 03-07-2019, 07:16 PM
 
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How was Lt. Bligh, able to reach England, all the way from French Polynesia when all he had was a lifeboat, and not enough food?
He closed his eyes, clicked the heels of his ruby slippers 3 times, and said "There's no place like home... There's no place like home..."

Wait. Wrong movie.

Nevermind.
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