The Antarctic explorer's huts - picture 5
© by Alex Gerst 2002
Cape Evans Hut, Ross island, Antarctica.
The boredom of long and dark polar nights combined with the skills of the party's carpenter resulted in a relatively cosy interior of the hut. Although heated by a stove running on seal blubber, everything inside the hut was quickly covered with a thick layer of black soot. The familiar looking ketchup bottle on the shelf had its expiry date sometime around 1916.
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