Meanwhile, back at Cape Evans. . . .

“. . .most of the rest of us are exercising ponies. Tempers are beginning to get just a little shaky in one or two cases but produce nothing worse than sarcasm and we still keep up the Terra Nova’s reputation as a ‘happy ship.’

It will soon be light enough for football. Today at dinner time the colours in the north were absolutely glorious, tho’ the sky was practically cloudless–a deep crimson close to the horizon passing through pink and yellow to a greenish blue higher up.”

–from the diary of geologist Frank Debenham 18 July, 1911

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