September 30, 1912: “It is not often one wishes for wind in the country. . .”

from Frank Wild’s diary published in “Frank Wild” by Lief Mills–

“30 September.  Overcast and bad light, light south east breeze, temperature 4 to 13 degrees.  Bot away at 7 am, surface soft, pulling very heavy.  We only did four miles 1500 yards before lunch.  After lunch we got amongst pressure and expected to find better surface, instead of which it got worse and worse.  The pulling was now uphill and became so fearfully heavy we could not go on for more than twenty minutes at a time.  In the first two hours after lunch we did two miles; from 3 pm to 4 we did 900 yards and we were all so dead tired I decided to camp.  It is not often one wishes for wind in the country, but I would certainly welcome a gale just now, as it would shift all this snow.”

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