We made our own “pilgrimage” to the grave of Joseph Conrad, when we were in Canterbury a few years back.
His books are mostly based on his experiences as a seaman in sailing ships and steamships. He visited Australian ports several times and was often in Singapore. A decade ago when we were living in Singapore we went in search of the grave of the real person on whom Conrad based the fictional character of Lord Jim. The grave can no longer be visited though, because the site of the old cemetery is being used for a new housing development.