Shackleton’s Ross Sea Party, June 28 to July 5th, 1916: It seems strange not to have the howling wind, and a still hut.”

–from Ernest Joyce’s account “The South Polar Trail”— “At last the wind has ceased, going down on the 30th. We spent 36 hours in our sleeping bags, chewing biscuits. On the 30th we killed a seal at Cape Armitage. From then a plentiful supply came up and now we are in the land of plenty … More Shackleton’s Ross Sea Party, June 28 to July 5th, 1916: It seems strange not to have the howling wind, and a still hut.”

Shackleton’s Ross Sea Party, June 21-28, 1916: “. . . we shall have to chop up part of the hut for fuel.”

–from Ernest Joyce’s account “The South Polar Trail”— “June 21st to 28th. It seems strange the continual wind will never cease. It keeps the seals down. We have not seen one since Con’s hunting episode. We have been without fuel for 2 days, impossible to go out, one cannot see 5 yards and the wind … More Shackleton’s Ross Sea Party, June 21-28, 1916: “. . . we shall have to chop up part of the hut for fuel.”

Shackleton’s Ross Sea Party, June 7th to June 14th, 1916: Still at the Discovery Hut, waiting for the sea to freeze. . . .

–from Ernest Joyce’s account “The South Polar Trail”— “June 7th to June 14th. Wind ceased on the 9th, but came on again in the night. Calm on the 10th. About midday heard barking, went outside, found ‘Gunner’ and ‘Towser’ had ‘Oscar’ down; to separate them was a contract. I brought ‘Oscar’ into the hut and … More Shackleton’s Ross Sea Party, June 7th to June 14th, 1916: Still at the Discovery Hut, waiting for the sea to freeze. . . .

Shackleton’s Ross Sea Party, March 22-April 5, 1916: “Patients [Mackintosh and Hayward] recovering rapidly.”

–from Ernest Joyce’s account “The South Polar Trail”— “Wednesday, March 22nd to April 5th. I have been allowing my log to go off on account of practically nothing to write up except the same old daily routine [at the Discovery Hut, while waiting for the sea ice to freeze over and permit a return to … More Shackleton’s Ross Sea Party, March 22-April 5, 1916: “Patients [Mackintosh and Hayward] recovering rapidly.”

Shackleton’s Ross Sea Party, March 16, 1916: “We are nothing but a bag of bones.”

–from Ernest Joyce’s account “The South Polar Trail”— “March 16th, Thursday. Turned out in the dark about 4.30. We had a cold uncomfortable night, being wet with perspiration from our long trek [“20 miles—our record”] yesterday. It is remarkable how one perspires in these cold temperatures. We are nothing but a bag of bones, very … More Shackleton’s Ross Sea Party, March 16, 1916: “We are nothing but a bag of bones.”

Shackleton’s Ross Sea Party, March 11-14, 1916: “No words can express our feelings on going up the ice foot to the old hut. . . .”

–from Ernest Joyce’s account ‘The South Polar Trail’— [The party comes at last to the ‘Discovery’ hut at Hut Point.] “Under way at 10.30. Rounded the Cape [Armitage], found the ice slushy, therefore treacherous. Continued on. No turning back now. Reached hard ice shortly after, eventually arriving at Hut Point about 3 o’clock. No words … More Shackleton’s Ross Sea Party, March 11-14, 1916: “No words can express our feelings on going up the ice foot to the old hut. . . .”