sexta-feira, dezembro 31, 2004

The albatross - a long distance voyager

Tuesday, December 28, 2004 - 12:00 Pm

He voyages alone, flees the highs, enjoys the favourable strong breezes and can cover 300 miles a day at around 15 knots.
In the age of the clippers, sailors were proud to show the size of the albatrosses they had captured. Hardly surprising, as with their 3.5 m wingspan, the wandering albatross is the world’s largest bird. The prince of the clouds for Baudelaire, and the solo yachtsmen’s favourite old friend.