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Scott's Last Expedition

Saturday, February 11th 1911

No. 10 Camp. Bearings: Lat. 78º 47′. Bluff S. 79 W.; Left extreme Bluff 65º; Bluff A White Island near Sound. 11 miles. Covered 6 and 5 miles between halts. The surface has got a good deal softer. In the next two marches we should know more certainly, but it looks as though the conditions to the south will not be so good as those we have had hitherto.

Blossom, Evans’ pony, has very small hoofs and found the going very bad. It is less a question of load than one of walking, and there is no doubt that some form of snow-shoe would help greatly. The question is, what form?

All the ponies were a little done when we stopped, but the weather is favourable for a good rest; there is no doubt this night marching is the best policy.

Even the dogs found the surface more difficult to-day, but they are pulling very well. Meares has deposed Osman in favour of Rabchick, as the former was getting either very disobedient or very deaf. The change appears excellent. Rabchick leads most obediently.

Mem. for next year. A stout male bamboo shod with a spike to sound for crevasses.

Packing a sledge at top of moraine for trip to Shackleton’s. Feb. 11th 1911.
“Packing a sledge at top of moraine for trip to Shackleton’s. Feb. 11th 1911.”

Packing a sledge at top of moraine for trip to Shackleton’s. Feb. 11th 1911.
“Packing a sledge at top of moraine for trip to Shackleton’s. Feb. 11th 1911.”

Day, Nelson and Lashly staking out the Barne Glacier. Feb. 11th 1911.
“Day, Nelson and Lashly staking out the Barne Glacier. Feb. 11th 1911.”

Cape Royds from glacier between Capes Barne and Royds. Feb. 11th 1911.
“Cape Royds from glacier between Capes Barne and Royds. Feb. 11th 1911.”

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