Saturday, February 25, 2012
A Brit a Day [#692]
And of course that black flag told them that Roald Amundsen and his party of Norwegian explorers had beaten them to the Pole.
The photo of Scott in his Antarctic expedition hut can be opened in another window and examined for incredible detail. My god, you can almost smell the penguins!
By the by, Beryl Bainbridge was an incredibly talented but unsung author. She died last year at only 77 of cancer. Send up some love to her spirit some time by reading one of her books, this one for example, or perhaps An Awfully Big Adventure.