Monthly Archives: September 2011

Notoriously Inhospitable

But the Weddell Sea was notoriously inhospitable, and already we knew that its sternest face was turned towards us. All the conditions in the Weddell Sea are unfavorable from the navigator’s point of view. The winds are comparatively light, and … Continue reading

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More Weight

“…seems to me more glorious than if she had gone to meet the usual fate of vessels to slowly rot in some port, or to be used for something far off from her designation and purposes as an icy seas … Continue reading

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A General Map

Showing an overview of the Southern Continent, and positions of the Ross and Weddell Seas (and giving the usual priority to the former).

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First Sighting

“We met the pack on our second day out. This was very disturbing for our leader, for although he had been warned by the whalers of bad ice conditions he had expected a little better than this.” — Perce Blackboro

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On Deck

Away at last!

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The Ship of Fools

(Excerpt) We are those fools who could not rest In the dull earth we left behind, But burned with passion for the West And drank a frenzy from its wind; The world where small men live at ease Fades from … Continue reading

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