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Scott's Last Expedition

Thursday, April 20th 1911

Hut Point. Everything ready for starting this morning, but of course it ‘blizzed.’ Weather impossible – much wind and drift from south. Wind turned to S.E. in afternoon – temperatures low. Went for walk to Cape Armitage, but it is really very unpleasant. The wind blowing round the Cape is absolutely blighting, force 7 and temperature below -30º. Sea a black cauldron covered with dark frost smoke. No ice can form in such weather.

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