Five cool things on Friday

While doing a little Scott research last night, I came across the British Library's online collection of books and manuscripts, where you can view extracts of Scott's actual journal, written in his own hand, including the final, heartbreaking entries. We've had a minor-but-to-us-undecipherable electrical problem since spring. This morning, I got in touch with an… Continue reading Five cool things on Friday

Ponies seemed like a good idea at the time

One hundred years ago today, on November 1, 1911, Robert Falcon Scott and a party of sixteen men, dogs, ponies, and motor sledges left their temporary Antarctic home at Cape Evans to begin the march to the South Pole. Scott had known since January of that year that rival polar explorer Roald Amundsen was also… Continue reading Ponies seemed like a good idea at the time