In 1768 Captain James Cook was sent to the South Pacific to observe the transit of Venus across the sun. Then he went on to discover other things - like the east coast of Australia.
In 1998 I went on a voyage of discovery that took me to Rome, Venice, Istanbul, Milan, Avignon, Florence and other places. But was it Venice I discovered or Venus?
As I observed at the time after a night in Turkey:-
It was in the city of Constantine
That I first thought that she was mine
But I awoke next morning in Istanbul.
Researching and Writing Forgotten Histories
The Life and Loves of Eugene Rossiet Lennon Professeur Extraordinaire Published June 06, 2016
The Journal of Madame Callegari (Hard Cover) Published January 10, 2016
The Life and Loves of Eugene Rossiet Lennon Professeur Extraordinaire Published December 06, 2015
The Journal of Madame Callegari Published September 07, 2015
The Journal of Madame Callegari Published August 14, 2015
1849 The Rush That Never Started Published July 04, 2015
1849 The Rush That Never Started Published June 12, 2015
From Venus To Venice Published June 12, 2015