I recently paid a visit to the Royal Alberta Museum to see an exhibit on Arctic exploration and, more specifically, the ill-fated voyage of Sir John Franklin and the ships Terror and Erebus. If I hadn’t decided to pursue early modern English social and gender history for my PhD I would have studied nineteenth century British naval history with a focus on Arctic exploration. I’m obsessed with the Franklin expedition and have devoured everything ever written on it so, needless to say, the exhibit was a treat for me. The windstorm that I tried to snap photos in after leaving the museum was not. Also, it was not actually all that cold but I was getting over a head cold when I went and generally felt pretty miserable so I'm wearing a lot of layers. Oh well, you win some, you lose some.