Tuesday, July 13, 2010
13 July, 1911
Gusts of 77 mph in the night, a new record.
The snow is so hard blown that only the fiercest gusts raise the drifting particles -- it is interesting to note the balance of nature whereby one evil is eliminated by the excess of another.
Everyone is very busy being industrious in their own ways. Ski boots and crampons being made, plans drawn up, dog harnesses made, Oates ridding ponies of parasites, Ponting printing from his negatives.
Science cannot be served by dilettante methods, but demands a mind spurred by ambition or the satisfaction of ideals.
Our most popular game for evening recreation is chess; so many players have developed that our two sets of chessmen are inadequate.