Diary of Frank Hurley13 April 1916

by Frank Hurley

[first half not transcribed]

13 Thursday April 1916
I am mildly superstitious of numbers for this day had well nigh made an end to us all.  During the morning the three boats were running under sail with a fair SE wind, which developed into a half gale by noon with a treacherous cross sea.  The heavily laden boats were driven before it & were forced into the open sea which they weathered remarkably well.  As night drew