12 July 2006


For Father’s Day this year, Andrew and Amy bought me “Endurance” by Alfred Lansing. This is the story of Ernest Shackleton’s voyage to the Antarctic commencing in 1914. I have just finished reading it and although I knew something of the voyage, it was well worth reading what was an incredible story of survival. For anyone who hasn’t read it, I would strongly recommend it. I have just one criticism of the book; there is only one map included and it does not show a lot of the place names mentioned in the text, so, before you start, obtain good maps of Antarctica adjacent to the Weddell Sea and of South Georgia Island. Enjoy your read.

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