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those shores which I so ardently desire to attain

The shores to which Walton refers are those of Siberia and Alaska (also at this point a Russian dominion) fronting on the Bering Straits. Once again, his innocent choice of language links his present and past states of enthusiasm (see Letter 1.2, 2.2) and prepares us for similar language surrounding Victor Frankenstein's scientific pursuits (1.2.3, 1.3.1).