Poor old Colonel Fawcett. All his life he searched for his lost city: Years of trudging through the “green desert” of Amazonia. Ticks, mites, snakes, tarantulas and pihranas.
by Martin Harris
One century on and all Fawcett would have to do is download Google Earth and sit back with a hot cup of English Tea and crumpets. Jolly good. Fawcett may be forever lost in the jungles, but his ancient civilization is lost no longer!
Mind you, for what we gain, we also lose.
Fawcett simply gathered together a tough crew and supplies and hopped aboard a steamer to the destination of his choosing. A freedom we have surrendered, along with our privacy, in exchange for this wonderful internet and satellite technology.
And never more so than right now in these strange and unsettling times of COVID-19 global lockdown.
So what is one to do on a rainy day while under virtual house-arrest?
Become an Armchair Explorer of course! It’s amazing what has been discovered using nothing more than Google Earth satellite technology.
Take for instance this latest discovery at Nazca: A “Serpent Mound” structure and associated stone circles, credited to Chuck of Las Vegas, Nevada, whose YT channel promotes “Ancient history without agenda”. Nice.
I thoroughly recommend a visit to Chuck’s channel cf-apps7865 He’s got some amazing stuff. Definitely a better lockdown hobby than watching the neverending COVID-19 announcements on TV that’s for sure!
Who was Colonel Fawcett? Here’s an excellent movie to kick back and watch after a hard day’s exploring (and it stays close to the facts most unusually). Left Wingers today like to slag Fawcett off as a drunken Colonial with conquest on his mind. The truth is very different.