What does this quote mean in Frankenstein?

You will rejoice to hear that no disaster has accompanied the commencement of an enterprise which you have regarded with such evil forebodings. I arrived here yesterday, and my first task is to assure my dear sister of my welfare and increasing confidence in the success of my undertaking.

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Walton is just telling his sister in a letter that his expedition has not had a major disaster yet.