Friday, April 2, 2010

2nd April, 1911

Went round Cape Armitage to Pram Point on sea ice for first time yesterday afternoon. Ice solid everywhere except off the Cape where there are numerous open pools.

Killed an Emperor penguin.

Came back over the hill: glorious sunset, brilliant crimson clouds in west. Wind finally dropping for first time in three days. Amazing aurora in the night, a bright band of light passing within 10 degrees of the zenith with two waving spirals at the summit.

Ice all the way to Cape Evans now, but it is still too thin to cross safely. A few more days should see to that.

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