Flying South In the Morning
We’ve heard that we’ll be flying to the farthest point South first thing tomorrow morning where Shackleton reached (on January 9, 1909). Dad’s double checked the location (88° 23’ S. 97 miles/180 km from the Pole). It’s hard to believe.
Last night I had a better night as I went to sleep before all the snoring began. So far I’ve changed clothes just once but my hair is a mess. I’ve been using the hand warmers during the day to keep my hands warm but I haven’t used the foot warmers yet. Today Dad wants me to use vapour barriers on my feet when we go out skiing later as he says these will stop my socks getting damp! Dad’s been making last minute alterations and lessening the weight in our sledges. He has even been cutting the skin off the skiis so we’ll be able to ski better. We’ve been practising how to put up the tent quickly in case the weather changes on the trek. Before I came on this expedition I didn’t know how to put up a tent so I’m learning fast.