3rd October 1878 – 7th day

“Up at 7.30 after a fearful night’s rest & feel very seedy about the head. Fine morning & doing about 5 knots an hour only in the wrong direction. Arthur amused himself by turning his box out whilst I went through my stamps.


Dinner 12.30 Salt Junk Biscuits Cheese Pickles & plum pudding. Fine breeze during the day going about 6 knots & towards evening 10 knots an hour. Hot cakes for tea & went to bed at the ungodly hour of 7pm.”

How A.Whelen occupied himself sailing to Australia aboard the Hesperides in 1878

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