27 October 1914
Dear diary during today me and the Endurance have just left port in Buenos Aires and I have managed to get a few good shots of the sea ahed. The brass band was playing and people cheering and a flotilla of boats at our sides as we left the harbour.
Above deck it’s getting rather smelly because we have 70 Canadian sledge dogs. Our Captain Frank Wild loves spending time with Sue one one the many sledge dogs.Some of the dogs get seasick so they keep being sick everywhere.
Tonight we opened a bottle of rum to celebrate the boss on board and setting of to the Antarctic.