Arose at 6 am. May Day, but not such a one as 12 months ago when I was in Hanley. This year I have to “muddle” the time away as best I can. Distance 297 miles.
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AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal – 30 April 1886
Arose at 5 am having slept better. Last night I borrowed some sheeting from the sailors and packed myself in my berth with it. We spied a vessel to-day toiling heavily through the rough sea.
AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal – 29 April 1886
Got up at 5 am but had had no rest again, owing to the rough sea. It is as rough as ever, and reminds one of being in a swing boat. We cannot lie, stand or walk without gripping hold of something. If one tries to walk across the deck […]
AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal – 28 April 1886
Arose at 6 but had had no sleep owing to the sea being so terribly rough and causing the ship to heave and toss. It rolled me about like a stone in a can bumping my head on both sides whenever I had lost myself in a short nap – […]
AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal – 27 April 1886
Arose at 6.30 to find we were arriving at Giego Garga, between Aden & Adelaide. On arriving we unshipped a few boxes, and proceeded on our journey. Adelaide is the next Port. Distance 297 miles.
AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal – 26 April 1886
Arose at 6 being Easter Monday we had some jolly good sport called BMSS “Orient” sports, comprising:- 1st – Three legged race for men over 20 2nd – Sack race for boys under 14 3rd – Tug-O’-war 6 a side, Married V Single 4th – Water carrying race. I.E. To […]
AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal – 25 April 1886
Easter Sunday. Arose at 6 am. No eggs and bacon for breakfast. Irish stew instead! The coolest day since we left Port Said, we had a few sharp showers. Distance 307 miles.
AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal – 24 April 1886
Arose at 6 am to turn washerwoman by washing my own shirt own towel, which I did in order to kill time, which drags heavily, I am tired of sitting and looking about the deck, and with nothing to see, but water, water, water. Distance 308 miles.
AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal – 22 April 1886
Arose at 3 am. Had a good bath on deck. I never enjoyed better health than at the moment. The Sea is beautifully smooth there being no undercurrent at all. Nothing of interest took place to-day. Distance 291 miles.