Monday, April 19, 2010

18 April, 1911

back at Hut point. It was heavy going from our camp to here. This sweating in such cold temperatures is a serious drawback. Found all in excellent spirits - they didn't seem to want us much! I wonder why.

They've had very bad weather since we left, with blizzards and temps down to -20. The open water is right up to the point, the wind preventing freezing completely. They are much shorter on blubber than I had expected -- they were only just keeping themselves supplied with a seal killed two days before and one as we arrived.

Back on the drippy floor tonight.

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