Saturday, January 16, 2016
Elephant Island and the Ghost of Sir Ernest Shackleton
As we made our way toward South Georgia Island, we stopped for a Zodiac cruise at well-known Elephant Island, made famous by Sir Ernest Shackleton, who was able to land 28 men after a harrowing winter on an ice floe (where his ship the Endurance was crushed by winter sea ice), and a dangerous crossing of broken floes and open water the following summer. I have been coming here for years and never tire of his story or the island.
Posted by Wayne Ranney