26th November 1878 – 61st day

“Did not get to sleep till nearly four this morning it being so awfully up & down. We have been doing the pace though & we did 290 miles yesterday which is the best day’s work we have done as yet.

The 1st mate was washed clean off his legs this morning early & Joey fell into the scuppers but did not get very wet.

Ship in a rough sea

I also had the first fall I have had yet, but nothing serious.”

Extract from A.Whelen’s travel journal aboard the Hesperides sailing from England to Australia in 1878

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