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Expedition to Undiscovered Lands (Ryde): Waymarker #7



Expedition to Undiscovered Lands
50.7300° N, 1.1633° W

Entry for 17th October…year unknown
Recorders: EP/ PP/ Bennelong

When we first encountered the sea fog (which still surrounds us!) off Portsmouth, it was accompanied by strange noises, as of some electrical equipment going wrong. We noted down the patterns of them, and have attempted to play them on the box harmonium we brought with us to hold church services for the locals. We now believe the noises might have been some kind of music. Today, we could hear more electronic noises through the mist, as if we were hearing an out-of-tune wireless, or – Stanley suggested – some kind of experimental radio broadcast. We can make out a well-spoken Englishman, who seems to be sending a message to his mother that his knee is not giving him much pain, and a man with an accent, possibly Italian. We can also hear morse, dot dot dot, repeated over and over again. Perhaps we should have brought a wireless with us?