Monthly Archives: February 2013

Retreat

“Turned in but could not sleep. Thought the whole matter over & decided to retreat to more secure ice: it is the only safe thing to do… Am anxious: For so big a party & 2 boats in bad conditions … Continue reading

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Ship’s Articles

“And the Crew agree to conduct themselves in an orderly, faithful, honest and sober manner, and to be at all times diligent in their respective Duties, and to be obedient to the lawful commands of the said Master, or of … Continue reading

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Potash and Perlmutter

The cook sledge is under the charge of “Potash & Perlmutter.” “The “Colonel” really deserves a V.C. for the gallant way in which he has taken charge of & stuck to the culinary Dept. under the most adverse condition. He … Continue reading

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Message in a bottle

“The Endurance has been crushed and abandoned at 69° 5′ South, 51° 35′ West, and the members of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition are now at 67° 9′ South, 52° 25′ West, and proceeding to the west across the ice in … Continue reading

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Should a visitor arrive at midnight

“[Should a visitor arrive at midnight...] he would notice that… it was still light, the sun never setting at this time of year in this latitude. He would have to pass a line of dogs tethered in teams to wires… … Continue reading

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Camp and “the lookout”

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Push west

“…personally I think that we ought to push west as hard as we can. We know that there is land 200 miles west, therefore the pack edge should be somewhere about 150 – 180 miles off in that direction… At … Continue reading

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Stay here

“My idea is to stay here — unless the drift should become large to the East… The advantages of waiting a little longer are that the drift will convey us part of our journey without any exertion on our part, … Continue reading

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A last resort

“The Boss seems keen to try to strike to westward, as we don’t make headway as we are. That will mean travelling light and taking only two boats at the most and leaving a lot of provisions behind. As far … Continue reading

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An anxious time

“an anxious time… but everybody is cheerful….We are getting a good allowance of food, and we have adapted ourselves pretty well to this tent life. I feel just as happy here as I did in hospital with all its comforts… … Continue reading

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