We had a little sprinkling of rain last night which frightened us but did not amount. We were up this morning at 3:30 had breakfast and started off at 6. The ice was so thick that we gave up the idea of going further up the Bay and
started went down to find thinner ice to cross over and enter the inlet opposite. We reached a large island NW of Willoughby Island at 4 pm, and as Prof Muir thought we might take two days to see it and get back to camp, we decided to return immediately; and we arrived home at 10 pm. Prof. Muir borrowed the canoe and went alone into the inlet.