Author Archives: Ernest Shackleton

About Ernest Shackleton

Polar Explorer. Leader of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917.

Marston has ideas of his own

“Marston, our affable artist, repairs all our boots, sewing new soles on them in quite a professional manner. He is wonderfully handy at certain things, once he gets started, but he is inclined to be a little lethargic and takes … Continue reading

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Pups

“Crean had started to take the pups out for runs, and it was very amusing to see them with their rolling canter just managing to keep abreast by the sledge and occasionally cocking an eye with an appealing look in … Continue reading

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Bright moonlight throughout

[George Marston, illustration of the Antarctic midnight sun from the Nimrod Expedition, 1907-09] “Brilliantly fine clear weather with bright moonlight throughout. The moon’s rays are wonderfully strong, making midnight seem as light as an ordinary overcast midday in temperate climes. … Continue reading

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Delightful run

“Had delightful run with team during the morning. The faint daylight mingling with the brilliant moonlight lent a peculiar enchantment to the frozen sea. The northern sky was aflame with the golden glow of the departing sun. The southern sky … Continue reading

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Recipe

Escallops of Penguin Breasts Ingredients: Penguin Breasts as required Reconstituted onion Some fairly thick batter Flour Salt and pepper to taste Cut the breasts into thin slices and soak in milk for about 2 hours. Dry, season and flour them … Continue reading

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Mid-winter madness

“A form of mid-winter madness has manifested itself, all hands being seized with the desire to have their hair removed. It caused much amusement, and luxuriant curls, bald pates and parted crowns soon became akin. We are likely to be … Continue reading

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Pressure

“The blizzard has ceased. There are new lines of pressure along the edge of the great frozen lead to the north (astern of the ship). The ice of the frozen lead, about a foot thick only, has cracked along an … Continue reading

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