And now the storm-blast came, and he
With sloping masts and dipping prow,
And now there came both mist and snow,
And through the drifts the snowy clifts
The ice was here, the ice was there,
In mist or cloud, on mast or shroud,
The Sun now rose upon the right:
The fair breeze blew, the white foam flew,
In 1798, the English poet, Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote about a voyage to the South Pole and back in 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'.
Download the activity, then read through the verses that describe how they were driven by a storm towards Antarctica. Choose one of the pictures taken from early voyages to illustrate the different verses.