Twelve Miles to South Pole
We did 11 miles today (Wednesday 7) and I’m really tired now but also VERY excited as well because we are getting closer. We had another whiteout and it was hard to navigate. Dad said he was using the sun to know where we were going so I hope he got it right. It’s been very misty so we can’t see the South Pole station. I’ve not been sleeping well for the last few nights. Dad’s snoring is terrible and the ear plugs don’t work. It’s also been surprisingly warm at night in the tent.
I’m dreaming of chocolate brownies, a comfortable bed, shower and a normal toilet.
Every night when we set up camp someone builds an ice wall and we use a cardboard seat with a hole to go to the loo. Hopefully just one more night on the ice and we’ll be at the South Pole soon.
"It was very hard to navigate, almost impossible to see, because of the whiteout. After about four hours the sun started to come out. It was a long day.
Each night we salute Shackleton … Only 12 more miles left to go. "