Thursday, May 03, 2007
On this day in 1810, Lord Byron swam the Hellespont. Pretty darn fast, too. It took just an hour and 10 minutes to do it, by Jove! *The Hellespont is now known as the Dardanelles. It is a 40 mi. (64 km) long, 1-5 mi. (1.6-8 km) wide strait between European and Asian Turkey, connecting the Aegean Sea with the Sea of Marmara. Did I miss something here ??