Preparing for a recent trip to Iceland and looking for weird stuff to see, I chanced upon a photo showing the beached wreck of what appeared to be a World War II era “Higgins boat.” It was at the head of Mjóifjörður, a sparsely populated (11 inhabitants) fjord in remote eastern Iceland. I was determined to visit it.
It has been almost 40 days and 40 nights since my last post and it is Father’s Day . . . so, obviously, that calls for a post about Noah’s Ark! But, alas, I have not visited Noah’s Ark—and Ancient Dan, out of principle, does not post about things without direct contact. However, I have … Continue reading The Ark: A Refuge . . .
To round out my “shipwrecks” POTD posts—of which this may be last, because I think I have run out of shipwrecks—I give you “The Rachel.” UPDATE (15 July 2021): another shipwreck post has recently been added here; plus there is an addition to this post at the end. After Hurricane Camille in 1969, a mysterious … Continue reading Pic of the Day (2019-02-20 & 2021-07-15): The Rachel
My previous “Shipwreck of State” post bemoaned the chaos and unrest in Venezuela by featuring Aruba shipwrecks and Plato’s use of the Ship of State analogy to comment on proper leadership for democracies (Republic 6. 488a–489d). This got me nostalgic about shipwrecks I have known and resulted in the this brief follow up Pic Of … Continue reading Pic of the Day (2019-02-05): Δημήτριος (Dimitrios); the Shipwreck of State, 2
I try to make my posts as relevant as possible to current events or special days. Yesterday was a fail, and today is a bit of a stretch. Venezuela is in crisis. I have never been there, but have been close . . . so this POTD features Aruba, a few miles to the north. … Continue reading Pic of the Day 2019-01-28: the Shipwreck of State