7,377 miles from home [Andy Buckley]

The Road from Mount Pleasant to Stanley


The crew of Hit and Run History leaves their home on Cape Cod to return once again to the track of the Columbia Expedition. As a Falklands Island Radio Service interview plays, we follow the intrepid Gumshoe Historians on their journey south. We hear HRH’s plans in the Falklands, and what brought Columbia there in February of 1788.

During a brief layover in Santiago, they meet University of Chile History Department Head Celia Cussen. Then it is back to the skies, with HRH winging their way down to Punta Arenas in Patagonia, then east to the Falklands, and finally a long, rugged drive from the airport at Mount Pleasant across a vast, barren landscape to the capital of Stanley.

It's going to be a long week.

Hit and Run History in the Falklands

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Join Cape Cod's intrepid Gumshoe Historians as they head deep into the Southern Atlantic for their third globetrotting chapter. The adventure of a lifetime continues. Hit and Run History: The Columbia Expedition follows the first American voyage 'round the world down to the Falklands, 300 miles east of the tip of South America.

LAN Airlines Hit and Run History Falklands HOThanks to LAN AirlinesOcean State Job LotTurismo Chile and the Hotel Orly for helping make this series possible.

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