Monday, November 5, 2012
When survival was no longer an option on the floes the men knew it was time to set foward. Especially when one of their men fell right through the ice into the freezing water. Patience Camp was finally in their past. Once set sail and even separated the current took them far East. Trying to find land where there was supposed to be supplies and food the men did not give up. Shakleton was afraid the men were losing their optimism, and were at their breaking points. The men lived in their boats, and had no protection from the outside temperature, weather conditions, and splashes of frozen water soaking them. Blackboro's feet were announced dead. His leather boots were wet and he could no longer feel his feet. Hudson's hands were frostbitten, and he was in pain otherwise. Everyone was sick, hungry, thirsty, and exhausted in everyway. Once ashore land, the men found eachother and set up a safe camp to rest. It was exciting for them to have made some kind of progress or change before continuing forward anymore. Although the men had had enough way before now they still keep moving. The mindset of these men is amazing. Having recently losing power from Hurricane Sandy we should not be complaining that it is cold, when a story like this is so much more severe. Motivation in the men is underlying their conditions for now. I am impressed with where they are in this section of the book.
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