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Spain and England were the first two countries to send explorers to circumnavigatethe globe. In 1592, Spain accomplish the first voyage with Ferdinand Magellan leading the expedition. The English completed their voyage in 1580, led by Sir Francis Drake. One of the most important aspects of a long voyage is acquiring provisions and freshwater. This often requires interaction with peoples that inhabit the areas along the way. According to the accounts described in Ferdinand Magellan’s Voyage Round the World, 1519-1522 and Sir Francis Drake’s Famous Voyage Round the World, 1580, the two explorers took similar routes, their encounters with these people were very different. Both of the expeditions used the resources of the land and sea to provide food and freshwater for their people. Along the coast of South America, Magellan and his crew were able to catch many “sea-wolves” (seals) and birds. As they continued farther south along the coast, they found rivers that they could enter. Here they caught fish and acquired fresh water. (Thatcher)Drake’s expedition headed south along the coast of Africa. It was in this area that