It is 12 January 1911 and Scott - again - is saying that the company has finished unloading their stores. This time it seems he really means it. "So at last," Scott declared, "we are a self-contained party ready for all emergencies." (Journals, p. 88. Carrol & Graf [1996]). With the ship emptied of its stores, the sledging would continue - now in reverse - as the company returned ballast to the Terra Nova for its winter journey away from Antarctica. There is little else to report from Scott's journal today - except that he was having trouble remembering the Russian commands for the dog teams.