National Geographic : 1931 Dec
Photograph by Erling Tambs THE CREW ON LEAVE AT COCOS ISLAND On this uninhabited bit of land, 550 miles west of Panama, the Teddy's company spent several care-free days (see text, page 677). Good water is plentiful on Cocos, and it was formerly a favorite rendezvous of buccaneers. Photograph byMrs. Erling Tambs SKIPPER TAMBSTAKES A"SHOT" ATTHE SUN The intrepid Norwegianauthor was notatrained navigator when he embarked upon his world cruise. His only instrument was anoldcompass. He picked up a second-handsextant atLisbon (see text, page 661).