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Scott's Last Expedition

Sunday, March 26th 1911

Yesterday morning went along Arrival Heights in very cold wind. Afternoon to east side Observation Hill. As afternoon advanced, wind fell. Glorious evening – absolutely calm, smoke ascending straight. Sea frozen over – looked very much like final freezing, but in night wind came from S.E., producing open water all along shore. Wind continued this morning with drift, slackened in afternoon; walked over Gap and back by Crater Heights to Arrival Heights.

Sea east of Cape Armitage pretty well covered with ice; some open pools – sea off shore west of the Cape frozen in pools, open lanes close to shore as far as Castle Rock. Bays either side of Glacier Tongue look fairly well frozen. Hut still dropping water badly.

Held service in hut this morning, read Litany. One skua seen to-day.

Clouds on Mount Erebus
“Clouds on Mount Erebus”

Clouds on Mount Erebus
“Clouds on Mount Erebus”

Cloud and earth shadow on Erebus.
“Cloud and earth shadow on Erebus.”

Cloud effect on Barne Glacier
“Cloud effect on Barne Glacier”

Cloud effect in the Sound
“Cloud effect in the Sound”

Sky effect on the North Bay
“Sky effect on the North Bay”

The waning daylight sun over the Barne Glacier at Midday. Hut in the foreground
“The waning daylight sun over the Barne Glacier at Midday. Hut in the foreground”

Dr Simpson leaving the magnetograph ice-cave
“Dr Simpson leaving the magnetograph ice-cave”

Dr Simpson entering the magnetic hut
“Dr Simpson entering the magnetic hut”

Dr Simpson taking observations on Vane Hill
“Dr Simpson taking observations on Vane Hill”

A Weddell seal at Cape Evans
“A Weddell seal at Cape Evans”

A Weddell seal at Cape Evans. March 26th 1911
“A Weddell seal at Cape Evans. March 26th 1911”

Hooper and Dimitri and a Weddell Seal at Cape Evans. March 1911
“Hooper and Dimitri and a Weddell Seal at Cape Evans. March 1911”

Hooper and Dimitri and a Weddell Seal at Cape Evans. March 1911
“Hooper and Dimitri and a Weddell Seal at Cape Evans. March 1911”

A Weddell seal on West Beach. March 26th 1911
“A Weddell seal on West Beach. March 26th 1911”

A Weddell seal at Cape Evans. March 26th 1911
“A Weddell seal at Cape Evans. March 26th 1911”

A Weddell seal at Cape Evans, March 26th 1911
“A Weddell seal at Cape Evans, March 26th 1911”

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