Screw the Valentine’s Day hype; February 12 is Darwin Day. Mark your calendars.
In the same theme, how cool is this: the Beagle Project. The hope is to build a replica of the Beagle, the ship that bore a young Darwin around the world and thus birthed modern biology, and then launch said replica on a science-and-education laden mirror voyage by Darwin’s 200th, two years from now. You know I like biology and am, in fact, planning to dedicate my professional life to the topic. I also adore tallships. I’m looking to try and volunteer on Lady Washington this summer, and I’ve done enough book research to know my square-rigged from my fore-and-aft-rigged and my mizzenmast from my mainmast (thanks Dan– and just so you know, that book is the end-all reference on pirate life and is thus awesome). If the opportunity arises, I will apply to go on this journey, as by that point I’ll have both bachelors and hopefully some actual tallship crew experience. I know my chances are slim to none but hell, if I didn’t try I’d beat myself up for all eternity with regret.
But wait! This is a crafty blog! What is the crafty link in all this rambling? Why, that comes from the glorious MissPrism: make and sell stuff for the Beagle Project! I’m alight with fiery ideas of doom already. The trick will be finding the time.
I’ll leave you with a quick knitting update re: the sacrifice to the gods of Spring.
I don’t have much further to go on this set, and I’m excited. Expect a FO post in the next few days with analysis of the project, and the next project in line.