8 hours sound, warm, refreshing sleep. Left camp 5.- a.m. leaving others to break camp + follow. A fine morning; clear, temp. -28° wind of last days subsided.
Going the best + most equable of any day yet. Large old floes, hard + level surrounded by pressure ridges, some of which almost stupendous, yet easily negotiable wither through some convenient gap or up the slop of some huge drifts.
Came on at a good clip for about 4 hours when the sledges overtook me. After that obliged to sit on sledges most of the time (setting course by moon, our shadows, etc.) or else run to keep up. Kept the pace for 10 hours.