Se las arregular

Don Luis Pardo, Captain of the Yelcho and Freemason

Don Luis Pardo, Captain of the Yelcho and Freemason

“The Yelcho was manned by volunteers from the Chilean Navy. Her commander was a naval lieutenant called Luis Pardo. He happened to be a Freemason, indeed the Masonic connection had smoothed Shackleton’s path in South America. Shackleton had no objection to sailing under Pardo. Their relations had been left refreshingly vague. The philosophical Spanish motto, Se las arregular (‘Things will arrange themselves’) summed it up.”

ā€” Roland Huntford, Endurance

About Ernest Shackleton

Polar Explorer. Leader of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917.
This entry was posted in Images, Other Voices. Bookmark the permalink.