[SOLO] CAPTAIN SCOTT'S LAST EXPEDITION - JOURNAL (1913) - dc

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Post by SteveGough » July 10th, 2020, 2:20 am

Thanks as always, David - I am so grateful for the support you are giving this project!

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Post by craigdav1 » July 10th, 2020, 5:09 am

This is not a book I'm going to forget quickly. Your reads are spot-on.

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Post by SteveGough » July 11th, 2020, 8:48 am

Thanks! Doing these readings through lock-down has been strangely appropriate, and I feel I have got to know Scott more than I imagined I might..... here a form of normalcy is returning but with the threat of 'spikes' - I know in the US the South is suffering especially, but hope up there in Chicago you are maybe getting back to some kind of normal life...

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Post by SteveGough » July 14th, 2020, 10:22 am

Some health issues this week (infected tooth!), but should be OK to upload section 23 (half way!) some time next week...

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Post by craigdav1 » July 14th, 2020, 12:01 pm

Getting back to sort of normal here. Just got a haircut! Best of luck on the health issue.

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Post by SteveGough » July 21st, 2020, 5:35 am

Section 23, 28.30. If you find my voice slightly strained it is the after-effects of a very sore tooth!
https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/journalsofrobertfalconscottvol1_23_scott_128kb.mp3

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Post by craigdav1 » July 21st, 2020, 7:31 am

23 PL OK!

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Post by SteveGough » July 27th, 2020, 2:08 am

Here is section 24, at 24.10
https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/journalsofrobertfalconscottvol1_24_scott_128kb.mp3
There is some poignancy in events recording in this section, as Atkinson who is here rescued from near death by Scott and his men, is the very man who discovers Scott's body in the frozen tent many months later....

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Post by craigdav1 » July 27th, 2020, 6:14 am

24 PL OK.

Unfortunate that he could not return the "rescue" favor.

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Post by SteveGough » July 31st, 2020, 12:09 am

Here is Section 25 at 25.17.
https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/journalsofrobertfalconscottvol1_25_scott_128kb.mp3
Scott showing us again that compassionate understanding of animal life here.... I'm not sure if you know that Scott's only son (his wife bore him their first child just before he left for Antarctica in 1910), David Scott, became a very well known naturalist in the UK in the sixties and seventies....

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Post by SteveGough » July 31st, 2020, 8:23 am

Correction, Scott's son's name is Peter Scott.

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Post by craigdav1 » July 31st, 2020, 10:50 am

25 PL OK.

I'll check him out on the web.

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Post by SteveGough » July 31st, 2020, 10:58 pm

Thanks as always! Peter Scott looked remarkably like his father. (A popular broadcaster as well as naturalist and a much loved figure in the UK before he passed away)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Scott

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Post by SteveGough » August 6th, 2020, 2:51 am

Here is Section 26 at 17.52: https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/journalsofrobertfalconscottvol1_26_scott_128kb.mp3
Another interesting historic footnote: the polar excursion by Cherry Garrard's small party recounted in this section was later written up by C-G as a separate book, entitled, 'The Worst Journey in the World' (possibly another LV project to narrate this book!)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Worst_Journey_in_the_World

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Post by craigdav1 » August 6th, 2020, 5:29 am

26 PL OK.

The Captain Scott weight loss plan seems a tad rigorous for me. The C-G book sounds interesting. It's PD here but not in life+70 countries (until 2030).

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