Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Richard Haydon: Shipboard Diary to New Zealand, 1883 - #11

24 September

A very fine day and a little warm in the sun and I have washed my clothes to day the ship is sailing very steady to day going about 8 miles an hour. we had a heavy rain last night about 1 o'clock but it didn't last long.

25 September

Very cold today and the ship is sailing very slow and it is got out of its course to day and there was a head wind this afternoon and so they had to turn the ship the ship is sailing about 3 miles an hour 4 Points out.

26 September

Rather dull to-day not so cold as yesterday the ship is got on her right course again she is sailing about 9 miles an hour the wind is got around behind again.

27 September

Very cold wind to-day sea running rather high the ship is sailing about 10 miles an hour wind changed this afternoon saw a number of large fish this evening. porpoises [?]

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