Grytviken: Final Burial Place of the Boss

Welcome to Grytviken. This Norweigian whaling station was established in 1904 and is the final resting place of Ernest Shackleton. It was here that he readied the Endurance for its fated journey. Years later, he set out on one last expedition to Antarctica on the Quest, but soon after arriving at Grytviken, he suffered a major heart attack . His fellow officers were on the way home to England with his body when they were instructed by his wife Emily that he was to be returned to Grytviken and buried in the place he loved best. Shackleton loved Scotch and so we all went to his grave and toasted "The Boss" with some scotch. We were able to visit the incredible museum as well as the church which still holds services. Even though it was a day pouring with rain, we were happy that we were able to spend some time honoring and learning about such a great man. Notice the beautiful new sailboat with an aluminum hull that had come in from the Falklands. I wanted to buy Dennis one, but they weren't selling them in the gift shop.