Shackleton was an explorer who ALMOST beat Scott. He was within 96 or 97 miles of the South Pole and knew if he continued on- all would die because they didn’t have enough food and fuel to return. He did get his party safely back and wrote a book about his experiences. His descendants are trying to reenact that journey. They began a few days ago – walking (pulling) sleds using the very compass Shackleton used! I have some photos. I’ll have to get them posted.
Okay… back to yesterday! It was a LONG day for me. The C-17 left Christchurch late – which meant it would touch down at Pegasus airfield late. (Of course I would have to volunteer to work it!) I finally crawled into my little bed at 10:45 PM. The 4:00 AM alarm was not a welcome sound, however I do get to drive IVAN so that gives me the little ‘boost’ to get going!