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* Visit Shackleton's cross.  The cross is located at the end of King Edward Point, beyond the British Base.  A trail to the cross is fairly easy to follow.  While visiting be on the lookout for the very territorial fur seals; should one charge you it is best to carry a long stick or tripod with which to tickle its whiskers, which surprisingly deters most attacks.
 
* Visit Shackleton's cross.  The cross is located at the end of King Edward Point, beyond the British Base.  A trail to the cross is fairly easy to follow.  While visiting be on the lookout for the very territorial fur seals; should one charge you it is best to carry a long stick or tripod with which to tickle its whiskers, which surprisingly deters most attacks.
 
* Write letters home.  There is a mailbox in front of the museum, and stamps and postcards can be purchased in the gift shop.  Mail will reach most destinations within two or three weeks.
 
* Write letters home.  There is a mailbox in front of the museum, and stamps and postcards can be purchased in the gift shop.  Mail will reach most destinations within two or three weeks.
According to a recent program on BBC Radio 4 the ashes of Frank Wild,  Shackleton's right hand man, have been placed alongside Shackleton's grave.  Frank Wild was in charge of the men left on Elephant Island for months whilst Shackleton went for help.
 
  
 
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