|The Fram just sneaking into Cumberland East Bay ahead of us|
The three fittest men- Shackleton, Worsley and Crean- then began a gruelling 36 hour march across the mountains of South Georgia to the Norwegian whaling station at Stromness. Shackleton related that on reaching the whaling station they felt not so much that they were safe, but that their comrades left behind had been saved. Apparently the three men left behind at Peggotty Camp completely failed to recognise a shaved and washed Worsley when he appeared the next morning on a Norwegian vessel to rescue them!
Regrettably it’s not possible to get off the ship and roam around the old station; it’s riddled with asbestos and high winds coming down from the mountains have been known to rip metal sheets off and send them scything down the beach.
|The Whaling Station and Shackleton Valley just to the right|
|The old whaling station is starting to fall apart|