Mapping of The Far Side of the World Complete

Written by on April 17, 2013, 1:27 pm

My map of the events in The Far Side of the World is complete. Most of the voyage was replete with references to well known rivers, capes, islands and atols making this map easier than most. I am probably least happy with the back and forth around Valparaiso (where I tried to stay true to the references in the book but was left feeling unsatisfied with the results) and the last dogleg around the prodigious storm that hit the Surprise directly after Jack and Stephen's rescue.

It has been six years since I last read The Far Side of the World and I had forgotten much and thus enjoyed mapping this volume all the more. Completing this map in ten months means I am beating my average by a couple of months and am now on track to finish the series in a bit under seven years. Hurrah!

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Halfway and not a moment to lose.

Written by on August 7, 2012, 9:15 am

Wish me joy! I have passed the halfway point in my epic project to map the events of the Aubreyad, the Napoleonic Age of Sail novels by Patrick O'Brian.

In a few months I will have been mapping the books for six years and, at my current rate of sail, I will be mapping for another eleven. I am thoroughly enjoying the process and even more so when I hear from other fans of the books. If you are one such, please get in touch on my guestbook.

Right now I have completed maps of the following books:

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Mapping of Treason's Harbour Complete

Written by on July 20, 2012, 7:54 am

My map of the events in Treasons Harbour is complete. Despite the massive distraction of starting work at goCatch, I still managed to finish within a year which puts me on track to finish all the books in 2022.

A few fictional locations at key points in the book gave pause, but I am getting better at accepting that I can't pinpoint every location exactly and making my educated guesses more quickly. Looking forward to The Far Side of the World.

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Jack Aubrey as the Reddit alien

Written by on July 26, 2011, 1:18 pm

A small thank you for the kind words from those lovely folks over at the Aubrey Maturin Sub Reddit .

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Mapping of The Ionian Mission Complete

Written by on July 21, 2011, 2:25 pm

My map of the events in The Ionian Mission is complete. From blockade in the Worcester, a return to dear Suprise and an encounter with the three Beys.

When I finished The Surgeons Mate, after an 18 month slog on that book, I decided to make a concerted effort to finish this one sooner. I am as proud as Lucifer (upon my soul) that my schedule of weekly updates has allowed me to finished this map in a year and a day. There was lots of guess work on this one, with fictional ports from the north coast of Africa to the Ionian shore, but I hope my logic has resulted in charts that reflect the events reasonably well.

I have linked to Charles Keller's wonderful map and article of the Torgud, Kitabi & Suprise engagement, as it was a huge help in the final stages of the book. Although I differ slightly with him on the location of that battle.

At this prodigious rate I will be finished in eleven years, so on to Treason's Harbour. Wish me luck.

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