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The return to camp is another tiring ski, but upon their return, the group are welcomed with open arms -or rather the new supplies are.*
That night, the exhausted explorers are once more troubled with bad dreams.
*James Ford dreams that the black opals in Mandys neckless turns into hundreds of squalling babies (1) ;*Harry dreams that he and Albert are being cannibalised by other members of the expedition and something with lots of eyes and mouths (2) ;*Clive's nightmare is
Updated 6th March 2013 at 11:03 PM by Tigger_MK4
Scurrying *across the sea ice, the team work furiously to stop their vital supplies from falling through a crack into the sea.*
Romford's first thought is the planes. They are safely distant from the crack, but they cannot be used to transport anything immediately, as they*are not warmed up -a process of ice thrawing and oil heating that will take some time. Halperin runs over, blowtorches in hand to help speed up the warming *process.
" Everyone move the stuff that wont float
Antarctica is at last at hand.*
The sight of the Admiralty range, and Ross island, is welcome after days and days of nothing but ice. The raucous sound of the Adele penguin colony on the island is less so.
Spirits in the Starkweather-Moore expedition are high, despite the fact that the Lexington expedition has made landfall before them. A mixture of relief and delight sweeps the crew, with the exception of Fitzwilliam who is disappointed
First Officer Turlow checks out the ice bound whaler through his binoculars.
"Its the Wallaroo" he says uneasily. "she disappeared last year during a squall."
"There may be survivors." points out Harry .
"Or at the very least, supplies" adds Fitzwilliam.
A row boat is provided to reach the flow in which the whaler is trapped. *Harry, Fitzwilliam, Ford, Romford, are joined by Enke Fiskarson and make their way over to the
With another mighty crash, the loose aircraft engine bounces across the hold while the group look down from the hatch in the roof. Another huge wave impacts the boat, sluicing icy cold water over them, as they debate the best way to catch it.
The eventual plan is to try and trap the engine using rope and nets. Waiting until the engine rolls into a corner, they clamber down to assess the situation.
"If we place a net on the ground and then we