It's too frigging cold for most of us to sail this weekend, so to pass the time here's a photo quiz that combines sailing and cold.
All you need to do is tell me what these two pictures depict. Give me as much information as possible - when, what, who, where...
Then tell me what the connection between these two scenes is.
If you know the full answer please send it via email to me. If you are just making a wild ass guess by all means use the comments.
Update: I already have one completely correct solution via email so perhaps this quiz isn't as hard as I thought. On the other hand my correspondent does reveal that he has met the individual who links the two pictures. Ooops that's a clue, I guess.
Update 2: We have a second winner, the unparalleled O Docker, fresh from his podium place on Sweet Bluesette's Winter Doldrums Contest. And he didn't even meet the "missing link" person. I'll wait a little longer to see if anyone else gets it before revealing the answer.
Update 3: OK, three people have emailed me with the correct answer now. You guys are so smart.
The first photo is of the O-Jolle Class racing in the 1936 Olympics at Kiel in Germany.
The second photo is of the Scott Polar Expedition taken shortly after reaching the South Pole on January 17, 1912 and discovering that Amundsen had beaten them there. On the return trip, Scott and his four companions all died of starvation and extreme cold.
The winner of the bronze medal in the O-Jolle class at the 1936 Olympics, sailing for Britain, was Peter Scott, perhaps more famous in later years as an ornithologist, conservationist and painter. Peter Scott was the son of Robert Scott, the leader of the Antarctic expedition in the other photo.