Arose at 6 after one of the worst nights on Board. Tin Boxes and trunks were chasing one another all over the blooming place making an infernal noise. Poor Old Gumbo got rolled out of his berth causing no little amusement. It was however really no laughing matter for he […]
Arose at 4 am. Had a good nights rest. The sea being calmer. We had to stop four hours for repairs. This is my 22nd birthday but I am not having such of a jollification. I am however not going to let it slipp by altogether un-noticed, so they ordered […]
Arose at 6 am. The wind is blowing up a storm but the sailors say it will be night before it is fairly on us. One young fellow went out of his mind – it taking four men to hold him and bind him hand and foot. He was taken […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 – […]
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.
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 […]