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Scott's Last Expedition

Thursday, February 16th 1911

6 miles 1450 yards. 15 Camp. The surface a good deal better, but the ponies running out. Three of the five could go on without difficulty. Bowers’ pony might go on a bit, but Weary Willy is a good deal done up, and to push him further would be to risk him unduly, so to-morrow we turn. The temperature on the march to-night fell to -21ยบ with a brisk S.W. breeze. Bowers started out as usual in his small felt hat, ears uncovered. Luckily I called a halt after a mile and looked at him. His ears were quite white. Cherry and I nursed them back whilst the patient seemed to feel nothing but intense surprise and disgust at the mere fact of possessing such unruly organs. Oates’ nose gave great trouble. I got frostbitten on the cheek lightly, as also did Cherry-Garrard.

Ponting and Lashly with a squid found at Cape Royds. Feb. 16th 1911.
“Ponting and Lashly with a squid found at Cape Royds. Feb. 16th 1911.”

Ponting and Lashly with a squid found at Cape Royds. Feb. 16th 1911.
“Ponting and Lashly with a squid found at Cape Royds. Feb. 16th 1911.”

The Squid found by Ponting and captured by him and Lashly at Cape Royds. Feb. 16th 1911.
“The Squid found by Ponting and captured by him and Lashly at Cape Royds. Feb. 16th 1911.”

The Squid found by Ponting and captured by him and Lashly at Cape Royds. Feb. 16th 1911.
“The Squid found by Ponting and captured by him and Lashly at Cape Royds. Feb. 16th 1911.”

Backdoor Bay. Cape Royds showing sharp line of shadow on Erebus. Feb. 16th 1911.
“Backdoor Bay. Cape Royds showing sharp line of shadow on Erebus. Feb. 16th 1911.”

Backdoor Bay. Cape Royds showing sharp line of shadow on Erebus. Feb. 16th 1911.
“Backdoor Bay. Cape Royds showing sharp line of shadow on Erebus. Feb. 16th 1911.”

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