Hurley did not accompany Shackleton on the dash to South Georgia.
From South Georgia the ship's head was once more turned southwards, and before many days ice was again encountered.
It began to rain hard, and it was the first rain that we had seen since we left South Georgia sixteen months ago.
It was not difficult to decide that South Georgia must be the objective, and I proceeded to plan ways and means.
If we failed to reach either of them we might try for South Georgia, but our chances of reaching it would be very small.
We had done over 380 miles and were getting on for half-way to South Georgia.
This record of the voyage to South Georgia is based upon scanty notes made day by day.
The probability is that this was what we now know by the name of South Georgia.
Many of them were lawless men, and continually harassed the colonists of South Georgia.
If no safe harbour could be found, the ship must winter at South Georgia.