“Everything much the same. The ponies thinner but not much weaker. The crocks still going along. Jehu is now called ‘The Barrier Wonder’ and Chinaman ‘The Thunderbolt.’ Two days more and they will be well past the spot at which Shackleton killed his first animal. . . .
The dogs are in good form still, and came up well with their loads this morning (night temp. -1.4 degrees) It looks as though we ought to get through to the Glacier without great difficulty. . . The animals seem to be getting accustomed to the steady, heavy plod and take the deep places less fussily. . . .
“The land is visible along the western horizon in patches. Bowers points out a continuous dark band. Is this the dolerite sill?”