Monday, April 26, 2010
25 April, 1911
The weather has steadily gotten colder with calm wind so that the Strait has finally frozen over. This means that the Hut Point party can join us soon.
Ponting has been busy taking color photographs of the glorious sunsets but is disappointed with the results; the plates are all spotted. Wilson, meanwhile, has been hard at work with his brush. Everyone is extraordinarily busy; the scientists are preparing their equipment; Oates is working on pony stalls; Evans is out surveying. Cherry is building a stone house for taxidermy with a view to getting hints for making a shelter at Cape Crozier during the winter.
I hope he's able to figure out a way to do it. They'd be in a pickle without shelter in that Godawful place in the dark.