This Side of the Pond

Notes from an Uprooted Englishwoman


March 24, 2022

Not every journey ends where it means to, but, as the wise often say, it’s not the destination that matters. Such was the case for Ernest Shackleton, whose ship has been located after more than a hundred years sitting on the bottom of the Weddell Sea.

You may have seen the news that a multinational team of scientists has finally found the HMS Endurance, one of the most famous (until now) lost shipwrecks of all time. Its ice-crushed carcass has languished 10,000 feet below the surface for over a century, and there it shall forever remain.

As a site of historic importance, the ship that onc...

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