The following panoramic sketch, can be found in Campbell’s hand written diary opposite the entries for 9 and 10 January 1912. This diary is part of the Victor Campbell Archive held at the Memorial University of Newfoundland. When looking at the sketch, we see the names, Mossyface, Pinetree, or Cape Sastrugi—these, except for Mossyface were to be coined much later. Had Campbell (or someone else) put the sketch beside the wrong diary entries?
|Figure 1 - Campbell's panoramic sketch from Cape MossyFace around past the Priestly Glacier to |
the Reeves Galcier (MUN Victor Campbell's Archive).
|Figure 2 - Map showing areas included in the sketch.|
This is to:
- Select particular features in the picture;
- Measure the distance between the features;
- Convert these to a simple ration;
- Use Google Earth to locate these features;
- Draw a line passing through the features such that the separations have the same ratios.
|Figure 3 - A Google Earth photo showing Inexpressible Island to the Pinetree (Priestley) Glacier in the North and Melbourne Glacier (Browning Pass) in the east to the Reeves Glacier in the West.|
- Campbell writes on 4 February ‘We camped to-night about 6 miles off the main depot’;
- Priestley in his book states ‘I was very anxious to examine an island a little off our line of march’;
- Campbell’s then writes on 5 February ‘Levick and Abbott did the slopes north of us’
|Figure 4 - The following Google Earth photo shows Inexpressible Island, and Hell's Gate to Cape Mossyface.|
- The party’s line-of-march (green line);
- Vegetation Island coast line away from the line-of-march (blue line);
- South of some slopes (red line) opposite the island;
- 6 miles from the Hell’s Gate Depot(Black ellipse).