Shackleton’s Ross Sea Party, July, 1916: “The sun effects amongst the opalescent clouds. . . .”

–from the diary of Ernest Joyce, published as “The South Polar Trail”—

“Another accident. While ski-ing down a slope [Ernest] Wild came to grief; it means a fortnight in his bunk. Weather greatly improved. The sun effects amongst the opalescent clouds are wonderful to behold, no artist could portray them.”

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