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AnneWellman’s Travel Diary

Saturday, 12 Feb 2011

Location: Antarctica, Elephant Island, Antarctica

Map12 Feb

On deck at 5 this morning to catch Elephant Island, where Shackleton's men were marooned for 4 months while he sailed 800 miles to get help. Very very cold as we stood on deck while the ship circled round the island. The rocks leading to the beach where they were stranded were visible although not the beach itself. I expect like us Shackleton was glad to get into the warm and get a cup of tea.