It may have taken nearly 300 years but archaeologists have finally confirmed the campsite of castaway Alexander Selkirk, thought to be the inspiration for Robinson Crusoe.
The bicycles go by in twos and threes - There's a dance in Billy Brennan's barn to-night, And there's the half-talk code of mysteries And the wink-and-elbow language of delight. Half-past eight and there is not a spot Upon a mile of road, no shadow thrown That might turn out a man or woman, not A footfall tapping secrecies of stone. I have what every poet hates in spite Of all the solemn talk of contemplation. Oh, Alexander Selkirk knew the plight Of being king and government and ...
Von Kármán Vortices, Southern Pacific Ocean, 1999 Swirling clouds line up in a formation known as a von Kármán street. They appear when wind-driven clouds encounter an obstacle, in this instance Alexander Selkirk Island in the southern Pacific Ocean.
On 2 February 1709, a light was seen on the Juan Fernández Islands , and captain Dover led a landing party to investigate its source.They discovered a fire lit by Alexander Selkirk , a Scottish sailor left on the island in 1705 because he considered the ship he was aboard, the Cinque Ports , as not being seaworthy . Vintage engraving 1709 Life Aboard a British Privateer in the Time of Queen Anne by Robert C. Leslie. http://www.gutenberg.org/files/44471/44471-h/44471-h.htm
On this day Scottish sailor Alexander Selkirk was rescued from an uninhabited desert island (Mas a Tierra, off the coast of Chile) He spent four years alone on this island when his ship sank and inspired the book Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe