Sea Stories

Welcome to talesfromthesea.com.au, where we share all the best true (or not-so-true) sea stories, salty yarns and more. This website is prompted by the upcoming 500th anniversary of the first circumnavigation of the world. Ferdinand Magellan’s great voyage is arguably the most significant event in human history. It marks Europe’s emergence from the Dark Ages. Its commemoration will be celebrated all over the world in the years 2019 to 2022. Magellan was born Portuguese and sailed under the Spanish flag for which he was vilified on both sides but now he belongs to the whole world.
This website is also dedicated to Antonio Pigafetta who wrote a remarkable memoir of this remarkable event and to all the sailors since who have ventured into the unknown guided by the stars and driven by destiny.

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Sea Stories
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