Green and mountainous Madeira is in view and we have time just to finish our crew’s tour. Joseph Banks and the scientific Team The Royal Society obtained the permission to send, at his own expense, Joseph Banks, a renowned botanist … Continue reading In Endeavour’s wake: Madeira, 12 September 1768.
While Endeavour is sailing towards Madeira, where she did her first stop for more supplies, we take advantage of this easy navigation time to present the Vessel, the crew and the Captain with his double missions. Let’s sit in the … Continue reading In Endeavour’s wake: course toward Madeira.
Plymouth (GB), August 27th 1768: Lieutenant James Cook, commanding the British Royal Navy research vessel HM Bark Endeavour, raised anchor for his first journey of exploration of Terra Australis Incognita. The Endeavour, 30 metres long, brought the crew to Tahiti, 1769, to … Continue reading In Endeavour’s wake: day 1.