The Terra Nova entered the polar ice pack, at 65° 8'. Two bergs had been sighted on the port beam the day before, then in the morning a number of small, worn floes. The pack was further north than Scott had expected, he noted in his diary. "It's impossible to interpret the fact." 
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 R.F. Scott, diary, 9 December, 1910, quoted quoted in Scott's Last Expedition, v.1.