_Thursday, 11._–The weather was fine and clear with a strong westerly
wind. The women were employed in gathering berries of different sorts,
of which there are a great plenty; and I accompanied one of my people to
a small adjacent island, where we picked up some dozens of swan, geese,
and duck-eggs; we also killed a couple of ducks and a goose.
In the evening the Indians returned, without having seen any of the
larger animals. A swan and a grey crane were the only fruits of their
expedition. We caught no other fish but a small quantity of pike, which
is too common to be a favourite food with the people of the country, The
ice moved a little to the eastward.