Thursday, July 23, 2009

Richard Haydon: Shipboard Diary to New Zealand, 1883 - #12

28 September

Still very cold the sea is running very high today. large waves often washing over the deck the ship is sailing about 12 1/2 miles an hour.

29 September

Very cold wind still slight rain this afternoon wind got around behind us again today changed about 1/2 past 3 oclock ship sailing about 9 1/2 miles an hour been out 8 weeks today.

30 September

Sunday: Very Fine day nice and warm in the Sun the ship is very steady today sailing about 9 miles an hour we passed a Barque this afternoon we have about 4530 miles more to go.

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