–from his book “The Worst Journey in the World”–
“March 25. The wind came away yesterday evening, first S.W. and then S.E. but not bad, though very thick. It was a surprise to see the Western Mountains this morning, and I believe it has been a good day on the Barrier, though it is still blowing with low drift this morning. We are now on the days when I expect the Polar Party in; pray God I may be right.
“Atkinson and I look at one another, and he looks, and I feel, quite haggard with anxiety. He says he does not think they have scurvy. We both, I think, feel quite comfortable, in comparison, about Campbell: he only wants to exercise care, and his great care was almost a byword on the ship. They are fresh and they have plenty of seal. He discussed with Pennell [captain of the Terra Nova] both the possibility of shipwreck and that of the ship being unable to get to him, and for this reason landed an extra month’s rations as a depot.”