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Off Again - Launching the Boat March to Safety
Off to Antarctica
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Stuck in the Ice
About this Title
Abandon Ship
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Life on the Ice
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It will be a miracle if you reach South Georgia. The island is a tiny speck in a huge ocean. It is almost impossible to plot your course accurately in a small, heaving boat, and if your measurements are off by even a fraction, you’ll miss the island. Howling winds could sweep you into the open ocean, and the next landfall is Africa, 4,000 miles (6,440 km) away! But after two weeks at sea, you glimpse the black cliffs of South Georgia through the fog. You’ve made it!
Elephant Island
March to Safety
BAILING OUT
Fifty-foot (15-m) waves are common. When a big wave hits, everyone bails madly using any container he can find, as you fight to stay afloat.
YOUR RATIONS
These include a cup of hot soup twice a day. Salt gets into the drinking water, so everyone is very thirsty by the time you land!
SIGNS OF LAND
After fourteen wet, freezing- cold days, you spot seaweed floating on the water and then birds, which suggest that land is near at last.
Based on the book You Wouldn't Want to Be a Polar Explorer!
Copyright 2002 - the Salariya Book Company
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