Friday, March 9, 2012

Sir Vivian Fuchs & Freshwater Dreamin'

I love being surrounded by the sea on 3 sides. To the south of Freshwater is Freshwater Bay.

 I regularly visit Ivy who lives at this residential home which was once the birthplace of Sir Vivien Fuchs in February 1908. Fuchs is most famous for leading the first team to cross Antarctica overland in 1958. He trained in geology and also had a passionate interest in wildlife.

 Yesterday, I sat down at Freshwater Bay, listening to the waves and watching the Fulmars glide over the white horses, and I wondered how many hours Fuchs had sat here as a boy dreaming of what adventures might await him in future days!

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