05 March 2012

Ambrose Bergdorf’s Logbook

Ambrose Bergdorf was the first adventurer who claimed he had travelled all of the Seven Winds. His frenetically celebrated book “The appearance of the ‘Seven Winds’ as witnessed by the H.M.S. Beagle during her greatest travel” spawned many new enterprises. But no expedition was ever received as well as Bergdorf’s. He also coined the term “Seven Winds” which became very common very fast and is still used today. Later he compiled his opus magna into a smaller compendium called: “Ambrose Bergdorf’s Guide to adventurous traveling”. The following entries are taken from his recently posthumously published logbook: 

Day 1: 

Finally I got my crew together. Four years of preparations come together and in this moment, history is being written. I never thought I’d find me some daredevils like these fine gentlemen. The exploration of the Winds will be risky, but I am sure it will be worth the effort. 


Day 26: 

Finally we breached through the Ceiling. Our ship took severe damage by flying float pieces of the gigantic rock we had to blast away with our main cannon. We had just entered the Ceiling and visibility was down to only two hundred feet, as suddenly - out of nowhere- this gigantic floating piece of rock came by starboard flying directly towards us. Piet Cotte - our gunner- had the grasp to recognize the danger and quickly handled our fat lady in the right direction. Nobody reckoned with solid objects of this magnitude up here. Our journey had up to this point been pretty unexcited. What may lie ahead of us further up?

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