Our daily routine

6:30 a.m. Light the stove.
7:00 a.m. Emerge from tents.
7:45 a.m. “Lash up and stow!”
Breakfast. Rolled-up sleeping bags are used as chairs, while the tent Peggies bring round each tent’s ration of hoosh.
Then chores, cooking, hunting, making improvements to the boats, exercising the dogs, returning back to the Endurance for further salvage. mostly hunting.
Dogs fed at 5 p.m.
Our dinner at 5:30 p.m. Seal hoosh, a bannock, and watered cocoa.
Read aloud, cards, or singalong.
Lights out at 8:30 p.m.
Late conversation, if any, must be hushed; voices carry in the cold, dry air.
By 10 p.m. all quiet except the first night watchman; we each have our watch hour assignment.

Note that the sun does not conform to our schedule: first light is at 3:00 a.m., while dusk reluctantly makes her appearance around 9:00 p.m.

About Ernest Shackleton

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