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    Re: Retracing Sir Shackleton's journey
    From: Brad Morris
    Date: 2014 Jan 8, 23:05 -0500

    I've watched the first part.

    Worsley is mentioned once(?). The only sextant shown is in his hands.  The navigator of this current expedition is shown holding a chart.  There is some vague reference to dead reckoning without explaining to the viewer how it works.  There is some good idea of using the compass to navigate NNE.

    For those relatively new to NavList, you may not know that George Huxtable and I, been granted access to Worsley's navigational log, decoded it.  The transcribed log may be found somewhere in here.  Worsley navigated by dead reckoning and by the use of the Time Sight. 

    The footage of Elephant Island was stunning.  No image of Cape Belsham was shown nor its importance mentioned.  Point Wild (Shackleton's base camp on EI) is shown.

    I loved the footage of the James Caird replica at sea.  Until you see that tiny vessel on 6 meter waves, the danger faced cannot be truly understood.

    Here's hoping the navigational aspects get better.

    Brad

    R

    On Jan 8, 2014 1:37 PM, "Noell Wilson" <noell_wilson{at}southwire.com> wrote:

    I admire the energy and dedication of the folks planning to make this boat trip and climb across the spine of South Georgia. I hope they give credit for the first part of the survival story - camping on the ice in the Weddell Sea as the ice mass rotated and brought the party to open water near Elephant Island.

    I highly recommend Shackelton's book "South" if you have not already read it.
    Regards, Noell

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