Monday, August 16, 2010
Good Monday Morning to you all. We continue to look at explorers, and in particular, pictures of the 1910 antarctic expedition on the Terra Nova. Today's picture shows Edgar Evans, a Petty Officer on the Expedition. Evans died on the expedition. He had an accident as they were approaching the pole, and cut his hand. He suffered frostbite, and started having difficulty keeping up with the party. He then suffered a head injury. His condition got worse, and he collapsed. The exploration party was forced to leave him behind, as they needed to reach the next supply depot. They came back for him and carried him out, but he died on February 16, 1912.
Well, I had a great summer, but it is back to work this morning. I had a lot of fun on the blog this summer, and hope you did too. I will be sure and get up early, and hope to keep things interesting as I get back into the swing of work.