Monthly Archives: August 2019

Crowd sourcing the literature search.

If anyone has access to a copy of “My Antarctic Honeymoon” by Jenny Darlington I would be most grateful for access to that document. It’s not urgent as the events it recounts are some way off in terms of series coverage but it’s turning out to be a difficult book to track down for less than a hundred Australian bucks. I think it offers an important perspective on Antarctica and the US presence thereon, in particular, arising as it does from one of the two women who first wintered there as part of Finn Ronne’s fraught expedition.
Also, the first pregnancy in Antarctica. What’s not to want to know more about?
Ice.
Tension.
Sex.
Conflakes.
It sounds like a book that has it all.

085_Norwegians

Lars Christensen funds extensive coastal exploration in concert with his whaling exploits. A decade of Norwegian effort gets compressed into a single chagrined episode. Mens "Norvegia" lå i isen nord for Enderby Land og ventet på flyvær, ble alt utstyr for flyvning til land gjort klart.
The Norwegia: a tiny ship covered in tiny aircraft heading to a big continent.

Link to Frank Hurley’s footage and narration of the DH Moth taking orf on gentle swell.  Terrifying stuff.

Episode 085 is available here.