[SOLO] CAPTAIN SCOTT'S LAST EXPEDITION - JOURNAL (1913) - dc

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Post by craigdav1 » June 11th, 2020, 5:18 am

17 PL OK.

A sense of calm that suggests an underlying confidence that was absent in his most recent posts. As always, a nice read.

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Post by SteveGough » June 12th, 2020, 10:12 am

Thanks David, I am enjoying the journey and so glad I made the decision to do this project at the start of 2020 because it has so enriched a potentially very difficult time. I imagine your Librivox work likewise provides a sense of purpose and vision in these days....

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Post by craigdav1 » June 12th, 2020, 6:25 pm

Yes, an engaging narrative. Except for LV all of my other activities have been put on hold either because they are group activities or because of my age. No one wants a volunteer who's past a certain age. This book must have been a sensation when first published. It's still, a great read.

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Post by SteveGough » June 18th, 2020, 3:26 am

Here is section 18, during which I suspect we will both have learned something we didn't know about the formation of rainbows and the construction of Edwardian weather balloons! (22.43)
https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/journalsofrobertfalconscottvol1_18_scott_128kb.mp3

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Post by craigdav1 » June 18th, 2020, 5:17 am

18 PL OK.

Sometimes I think we don't spend enough time observing nature. Recent events have changed that.

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Post by SteveGough » June 23rd, 2020, 6:04 am

Here is Section 19, at 23.38. https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/journalsofrobertfalconscottvol1_19_scott_128kb.mp3
Again less action, more reflective and some good insights into camp life and personalities... hope all is well with you...

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Post by craigdav1 » June 23rd, 2020, 6:40 am

19 PL OK.

All is well. A short trip coming up. The first in over three month.

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Post by SteveGough » June 23rd, 2020, 8:23 am

That is great, hope you enjoy your trip! We are also soon to see relaxed restrictions and we might even get a holiday break....

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Post by SteveGough » June 26th, 2020, 4:26 am

I had space to do another this week! Section 20, at 17.08: https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/journalsofrobertfalconscottvol1_20_scott_128kb.mp3

On a completely different subject I am considering another project for next year, THE WAVES, by Virginia Woolf, but although it must be in the public domain there is no version yet on Gutenberg. Does that mean I will not be able to do a Librivox recording until Gutenberg does have one? I note that other Woolf novels which do appear on Gutenberg also now have recordings on Librivox. Hope all is well and you had a good trip!

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Post by craigdav1 » June 26th, 2020, 5:45 am

20 PL OK.

Saw the aurora for the first time last fall when in Alaska. The book by VW appears to have been published in 1931 and will not be PD in the US for several more years (Jan. 2027).

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Post by SteveGough » June 26th, 2020, 11:26 am

Thanks for that, David. I suppose this is the difference between UK and US law, because I think over here it is 70 years from the death of the author.... anyway it seems I shall have to be patient (and have a long enough life!!!) Very best as always - Steve

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Post by SteveGough » July 2nd, 2020, 2:13 am

Here is section 21, some very evocative writing here, revealing both Scott's cool scientific side and his warm, understanding connection with his fellow explorers and fellow creatures! (19.14)
https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/journalsofrobertfalconscottvol1_21_scott_128kb.mp3

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Post by craigdav1 » July 2nd, 2020, 5:47 am

21 PL OK.

I am so impressed by his efforts to educate and entertain his men.

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Post by SteveGough » July 9th, 2020, 6:34 am

Here is section 22, not quite so engrossing as the last chapter because Scott the scientist (or would-be scientist) is here more in the ascendence!
https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/journalsofrobertfalconscottvol1_22_scott_128kb.mp3 (24.00)

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Post by craigdav1 » July 9th, 2020, 8:06 am

22 PL OK!

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