Shackleton’s ‘Endurance’ Expedition, November 2, 1915: ”. . . we may not get out. . .”

–from the diary of Sir James Wordie—

“2 November. A strict tally of provisions made today—we have not much to come and go on. The Boss has at last realized that we may not get out of the pack for several months—perhaps six.

“More salvage was made at the ship, chiefly of firewood with a little food; unfortunately most of the latter was deep under water. Three seals were killed today—and every inch of them kept.

“A lovely day of sunshine; got sleeping bags and socks properly dried. Sights show that we are in 69º 7-1/2’ S, 52 º 5’ W, farther W than we have ever been before.”

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