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The Travel Club Talks: Galapagos Crusoes: Our Year with the Birds – 7pm, 4 May 2022

£5.00

Join us for the seventh in our Travel Club Talks series: Galapagos Crusoes: Our Year with the Birds, with the author of Galapagos Crusoes June Nelson, introduced by Hilary Bradt.

Join us for the seventh in our Travel Club Talks series: Galapagos Crusoes: Our Year with the Birds, with the author of Galapagos Crusoes June Nelson, introduced by Hilary Bradt.

In 1964 June Nelson and her late zoologist husband Bryan spent a year living on two uninhabited, waterless Galápagos Islands studying the boobies. Unable to resist several other trusting Galapagos birds, the couple spent an energetic year in often trying conditions on challenging research, making drinking water from seawater, living off a year’s supply of boringly basic or inedible food.

After months of bad weather, deteriorating food and persistent ailments, the end of their stay was bizarrely marked by a visit by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Royal Yacht Britannia. Barefoot and in rags, they were invited to dine on board!

Join June as she describes not only the challenges but also the delights of having a desert island all to yourself, the many fun times she enjoyed with Bryan, the kindly folk they met, and the thrill – and sometimes exasperation – of living and working with so many fearless creatures. The talk will be introduced by Hilary Bradt who has visited the Galapagos five times and long been a fan of Bryan Nelson’s original book and who encouraged June to write this updated version.

When is it?

7pm (UK time), 4 May 2022

How it works

This is an online event. You’ll need a suitable device and internet connection. Full instructions will be provided when you sign up. You’ll be able to access the talk via the Zoom app or using any browser, and you’ll be able to ask questions using the Chat function.

Tickets are FREE to Travel Club members using the code provided. If you’re not already a member, you can sign up at patreon.com/bradtguides.

For everyone else, tickets are £5 and will be redeemable against a copy of Galapagos Crusoes.

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