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Re: Sailing on network TV! "Chasing Shackleton" on tonight!
I HAVE a 21 foot boat with a single gas burner, one pot, and tiny cabin filled with sails and gear. If I wanted the experience I'd take it out today (sub zero temps this week gave us ice, now it's 45, windy, and raining hard - seems like that replicates the southern ocean pretty well actually)
Sorry, not even REMOTELY
Until you've seen that part of the world, one cannot even BEGIN
to picture what it's like down there, the harshness of that environment... The notion of sailing across the Scotia Sea in a vessel like that, then traversing the interior of South Georgia, finding the whaling station at Stromness, it simply boggles the mind...
The most amazing story of survival I've ever known, and 'The Boss' was unquestionably one of the greatest leaders of men who ever lived...