author makes trek to Chile and Easter Island
visiting 80 countries in 40 years, Burnham-On-Sea teacher, explorer
and author Michael Turner has been travelling again by heading
to Easter Island and Chile.
Michael Turner made a video on eco-tourism to illustrate one of
his geography lessons for the summer schools he holds.
involved being filmed at 23 metres whilst scuba diving and cycling
around the island to video the iconic, mysterious moi on the world's
most remote inhabited island.
mainland Chile he hitch-hiked 1,200 miles through the Atacama,
the world's driest desert.
visited four locations where Francis Drake had dramatic, hostile
and lucrative contacts with the Spanish on his world voyage.
discovered the location of a Drake site geographically unknown
to authors for centuries.
his command of Spanish, he then tracked down the 11th emerging
miner rescued in 2010 from the longest entrapment in history which
made world news for two months.
showed Michael the drill hole that made contact with the entombed
miners. The men were photographed and filmed next to the rescue
stated that despite the Hollywood release of the film The 33 staring
Antonio Banderas stating "This is their story," very
little was fact.
then visited the world's biggest man-made hole which is an open
pit copper mine and the world's highest geyser field at 4,800
mark his seventh visit to Chile in 30 years, at the famous La
Portada sea arch, he recorded a video in Spanish thanking the
Chilean people for his memorable experiences during his epic adventurous
and educational journeys.
September he will add more videos to his Youtube playlist, which
is called Turner's Travels, when he hitch-hikes through Zambia
to cross Victoria Falls into Zimbabwe.