June 2, 1912: Calm moonlit days at Cape Evans

–from Tryggve Gran’s diary, published as “The Norwegian with Scott”–

2 June:  The last few days’ fine weather has created something of a sensation in our little community, and everybody is enjoying a few hours’ fresh air every day.  The moon is up ‘night and day’ and, even out by the icebergs, we can move about without falling in head first.  Latterly the temperature has held steady in the [minus] thirties, but tonight it looks like falling to the forties.  but it is still, and we hardly notice the cold.”


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