Category Archives: Uncategorized

Penguins, Gnomon Rock

“The sea is quite calm, which is a bad omen, and what looks like a line of ice on the horizon is a worse one. A seal made quite a little pretence at trying to land. Had we a little … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Cave

“Our cave was a recess in the cliff on the left-hand end of the beach. “Water had tricked down the face of the cliff and formed long icicles, which hung down in front of the cave to the length of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Nothing existed but water

“Shackleton was nearly torn from his seat by the deluge of water that swept over him… “For an instant, nothing existed but water. They couldn’t even tell whether she was upright. But then the instant was over; the wave had … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Hoarded toothpaste

“Macklin got out his last, hoarded, tube of toothpaste.” — Roland Huntford “…and what a pleasant thing it was to have a fresh feeling in one’s mouth again. Before this I have been using galley-soot and snow, and this does … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Queen Alexandra’s bible

May the Lord help you to do your duty & guide you through all the dangers by land and sea. May you see the Works of the Lord & all His Wonders in the deep. I tore the fly-leaf out … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Ramparts of Mt. Paget

The ramparts of Mt. Paget, South Georgia Island, by Frank Hurley [image] More on Mt. Paget

Posted in Uncategorized

Exhaled humor from every pore

“The life and soul of our party, [Hurley] exhaled humour at every pore, possessing a large fund of inoffensive wit and a weakness for practical joking from which no one of us, his seventeen companions, wholly succeeded in escaping.” – … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized