"Great activity reigns on board," Amundsen wrote in his diary. "The last touches are being put to all the work. Clothing bags must be packed ready to go ashore." 
While in the pack, seals had been shot and brought aboard to give the dogs fresh meat and feed them up before putting them to work.
 Roald Amundsen, [diary?], 9 January 1911, quoted by Roland Huntford in Scott and Amundsen (New York : Putnam, 1980, c1979), p.313.