Saturday 4 November [Actually November 03]

The S’ly wind eased during the night. Towards morning, it backed N’ly and the weather closed in.

Driven in a ‘pea souper’ all day.

Brilliant going, could not be better. Great change from one day to the other. Yesterday the skiing was sticky as fish glue.

We halted after having done 16 nautical miles. In so doing, we have covered the distance to 82°. We saw no sign of the depot, but that is only to be expected, since the weather absolutely thick, with no visibility.

This transcript comes from “Race for the South Pole - The Expedition Diaries of Scott and Amundsen” by Roland Huntford. It appears by courtesy of the author and The Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.