September 24, 2011

Sunday, 24 September 1911


Scott and his party arrived at Dunlop Island, off the Wilson Piedmont Glacier and the coast of Victoria Land.

The island, Scott decided, had undoubtedly been submerged since he had seen it last on the Discovery expedition. "We found regular terrace beaches with rounded waterworn stones all over it; its height is 65 feet. After visiting the island it was easy for us to trace the same terrace formation on the coast; in one place we found waterworn stones over 100 feet above sea-level. Nearly all these stones are erratic and, unlike ordinary beach pebbles, the under sides which lie buried have remained angular." [1]


[1] R.F. Scott, diary, 1 October, 1911, quoted in Scott's Last Expedition, v.1.

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