Memories Of Ernest Shackleton – Watercolour

This is one of the many boats and barges stuck in ice on our canal during the snow and ice of recent weeks. It reminded me of Shackleton’s ship, the Endurance which was lost in his epic expedition of 1914. Mind you, they had to endure temperatures much lower than the (-10C) when this was photographed. Sadly, most of our snow is vanishing fast and the canal is ice free again. The good news is that more colder weather, with some snow, is forecast over the next few months. Brrrr!