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 5 to find we were nearing Port Said, arriving there at 9.30. We cast anchor close to the shore, and very soon the ship was surrounded with small boats to convey us to the shore. We visited most of the special principal buildings; but it appears to be […]
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 […]
Got up at 7 am but had had very little sleep all night owing to the vessel rolling so. We had service to-day this begins my second sunday a-Board. The Minister delivered a beautiful sermon, taking for his text the 23rd verse 11 chapter St. Matthew; the lesson 3rd Psalm. […]
Arose at 7 am having slept better after my trip yesterday. There are more passengers sick. No great event took place today. The sea running mountains high – so to speak – made things look rather miserable.
Arose at 4 am to find we were nearing Naples, Mount Vesuvious being in sight we could see volumes of smoke rising out of the crater. We arrived at Naples at 9.30 am, casting anchor in the Bay about half a mile from the shore. The Captain sent on a […]
Arose at 6 am a beautiful morning. We had a fine sports to-day. The passengers are busy writing their letters ready for the mail at Naples. Distance 302 miles.
Arose at 5 am and found, on getting on deck that we were by this time out of sight of land. The Sailors were busy getting up some of the 3rd class passengers luggage. The boxes are in dreadful state, one fellow having his box knocked into all shapes and […]