Arose at 6 am. The Sea is still very rough owing to the swell of the under-current. We spied a lot of flying fish to-day – almost like a group of sparrows. The heat is not so intense, there being a good breeze. Distance 286 miles.
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Arose at 5. The Sea had been very rough all night, throwing the water down the gangways in torrents, causing things to appear very miserable below: the wind too is blowing dead against you. We passed Aden this afternoon, but could see nothing of it owing to the thick fog. […]
Arose at 3 am to get a good shower bath before the ladies got up. We got one of the sailors to turn the shower pipe on us thereby getting a rattling good bath. To-day is primrose day which we held up by wearing a bunch each. There has been […]
Sunday morning. Arose at 5 am. The Stewards have what is termed “European” suits on – short jacket and cotton trousers. I wish I was the same for I am almost roasted. I fancy we shal be more like “dried herrings” than human beings. The heat is so great that […]
Arose at 6.30 am and found we had just got under weight and to find that the sun was blazing hot. The sailors being busy pulling up the awning to protect us from the rays – for it was rather hot I can assure you. We had a miscellaneous concert, […]
Arose at 6 am and found we had just got under weight and were entering the Gulf of Suez. We could see Mount Sinai, it being easily discernable from amongst the other hills in consequence of it being somewhat higher. The mail came down on Board. At 4 pm we […]
Arose at 7 to find we were getting ready for the tedious passage through the Canal. We cast anchor in the bay having 16 hours to wait for the mails, so a lot of the fellows went ashore, and got the natives to take them to Suez for 7/- each, […]
Awoke at 5 am. Passed the little town of Ismaltia where General Stewart landed his troops during the Egyptian Campaign. We could see but very little of the town, it being some distance inland, but from what we could see of it, it appeared to be quite surrounded with trees. […]
Arose at 7 am a beautiful morning. There was a death on Board; a little girl a few months old. It was intered at 5 pm 4 sailors carried it to the ship’s side on a stretcher covered with a Union Jack. The Minister read the burial service and when […]