Saturday, January 2, 2010

2 January, 1911

The goal is in sight! Sighted Mount Erebus at 8:30 pm, 115 miles off.

What a glorious night and day it has been -- constant sunshine, so several of us resumed the habit of deck bathing, sloshing buckets of sea water over ourselves and scrubbing with salt soap. The water was cold, of course, but it was quite pleasant to dry oneself in the sun.

I wonder what the ladies would make of such a sight!

Wilson spotted and sketched a new white-stomached whale, and Ponko's been out and about with his camera.

All sail is set, and we make steady progress now. Hoping to land at Cape Crozier tomorrow.

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