Shackleton’s ‘Endurance’ Expedition, December 31, 1915: Patience Camp

–from the diary of Thomas Orde Lees–

“31 December. New Year’s Eve and all well, but it is snowing intermittently, foggy and overcast. Nothing doing. One cannot move about the camp at all without sinking up to one;s knees at every other step in the soft mushy snow. I use my ski to make my ‘bannock rounds’, that is, taking the issue of bannocks from tent to tent. We have called our camp Patience Camp. Except for two seals being brought in, nothing has occurred today to break our monotony.”

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