Monthly Archives: September 2015

Birthday

“My Birthday & I sincerely hope to spend my next one at Home there is a fine breeze a Southerly wind at present & there is a crack in the floe about 10 yards ahead of the ship if the … Continue reading

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How long could she continue the fight?

“The Endurance deserved all that could be said in praise of her. Shipwrights had never done sounder or better work; but how long could she continue the fight under such conditions? We were drifting into the congested area of the … Continue reading

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Magnificent

“The behaviour of our ship in the ice has been magnificent. Since we have been beset her staunchness and endurance have been almost past belief again and again. She has been nipped with a million-ton pressure and risen nobly, falling … Continue reading

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Yoicks Tally Ho

“…some very tall bragging is indulged in by some in respect to their teams’ merits and performance. One team appears to suffer from heart disease, their owner evidently expecting the whole creation to hold their breath as they pass by. … Continue reading

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The worst thing one can do here

“Temperature zero. Foggy and generally uninviting.” “I did an awful thing last night as nightwatchman — the worst thing one can do here. I let Sir Ernest’s fire go out about 3am! Not for want of coal but through an … Continue reading

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It was a fine blaze

“Sir Ernest and Mr. Wild carried out a very interesting, if costly, experiment whilst I was ill; in fact I am half inclined to think that they seized that occasion to obviate my protests, for they said nothing about it … Continue reading

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The Flying Dutchman

“…delirium, induced by gazing too long on this damned infernal pack that seems like Vanderdecken [The Flying Dutchman] in a less desolate sea doomed to drift to & fro till the Crack of Doom splits N. & S. E. & … Continue reading

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Howl

“Exercise dogs in sledge teams. The young dogs, under Crean’s care, pull as well, though not so strongly, as the best team in the pack. Hercules for the last fortnight or more has constituted himself leader of the orchestra. Two … Continue reading

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“True Milk”

“…we are living quite well, though we shall not be sorry to get some fresh seal meat. It is quite extraordinary how one’s tastes differ from what they are at home. Nearly everyone eats more fat here — fat in … Continue reading

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Ice Blink

“Then I saw a singular light in the northern sky, brightest down at the horizon, but stretching far up towards the zenith. I had not noticed this before, and as I looked I heard a curious murmur to the north … Continue reading

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