Christmas Day Forecast, 1914

Heavy floes held the ship up from midnight til 6am on Dec 25, Christmas day. Then they opened a little and we made progress till 11:30am, when the leads closed again. …The ice held us up till the evening, and then we were able to follow some leads for a couple of hours before the tightly packed floes and the increasing wind compelled a stop.

— Ernest Shackleton

About Ernest Shackleton

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