Saturday, July 25, 2009

Richard Haydon: Shipboard Diary to New Zealand, 1883 - #14

6 October

Very cold to-day but dry the ship is sailing about 9 1/2 miles she is sailing very steady we had a little snow about 12 Oclock to night.

7 October

Sunday fine morning but very dull and cold afternoon the ship is sailing about 8 miles an hour we had no service today as the ship was rolling so heavy the wind right behind her I was on watch this morning from 2 oclock to 5.

8 October

Very wet day the ship is very steady the wind on her quarter she is sailing about 10 1/2 miles an hour we have two young men in our compartment who had a fight after breakfast this morning x Fred Harris and W. J. Overend.

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