March 17, 1912: St. Patrick’s Day at Cape Evans

–From Tryggve Gran’s Diary “The Norwegian with Scott”–

“17 March.  St Patrick’s Day, and we celebrated in the evening with some bottles of beer.  Crean, Archer, Williamson, and I took a trip this morning to South Bay.  The sea ice was quite solid, and some score of seals were stretched out on it.  Crean and I walked on the ice, keeping close to the land.  One more week and the ice will stretch safely all the way to Glacier Tongue.  It will be good to bet a bit of exercise space for the dogs  Weather has been thick with light snow-falls.  It is Oates’ birthday.”

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