South Polar Times, 24th April 1911
Monday 24th April, 1911
Captain R.F. Scott, Simpson Practices With Meteorological Balloons
A night watchman has been instituted mainly for the purpose of observing the aurora, of which the displays have been feeble so far. The observer is to look round every hour or oftener if there is aught to be seen. He is allowed cocoa and sardines with bread and butter—the cocoa can be made over an acetylene Bunsen burner, part of Simpson’s outfit. I took the first turn last night; the remainder of the afterguard follow in rotation. The long night hours give time to finish up a number of small tasks—the hut remains quite warm though the fires are out.
Simpson has been practising with balloons during our absence. This morning he...
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