April 22–23, 1909 Cape Columbia (cont.)
MARCH: Calendar |
2 | 3 |
6 | 7 |
8 | 9 |
D | 12 |
13 | 14 |
15 | 16 |
| 18 | 19 |
20 | 21 |
22 | 23 |
28 | 29 |
30 | 31
APRIL: 1, B,
B, C |
4, B |
B, Bv, C,
D, E |
G | 8 |
| 13-14 | 19-20 |
...trail back on our side & took it up again. After a short distance
through rough ice saw edge of the glacial fringe ahead of us. Stopped
party till I g could get up on it to take some photos.
At 8.30 p.m. of the 22 entire party on the glacial fringe of Grant Land,
off the sea ice & practically on terra firma though the fringe here
(some 5 miles west of C. Nares is 5 miles wide) Found Captain's igloo a
few hundred yards further on.
At 11.-p.m. stopped for lunch, & at 6.-a.m. of the 23rd reached the...
...igloos at C. Columbia, 16 marches from the Pole. It has been a great
return trip. Will never be done like this again. 52 days (43 marches)
from land to beyond the Pole & back again.
The devil must be asleep, or his attention taken up by trouble with his
wife, or we should never have got back so comfortable.
It has been a very comfortable return, & we have had full rations. But a
little difference in the weather & all would have been changed.
I am glad to be over the treacherous leads & wide expanses of young ice,
where a gale would have put an open sea between us & the land, &
rendered our [vertically in margin:] return
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