“Up at 8 after 13 hours sleep & feel all the worse for it.
Had salt junk for breakfast & fancy it will be a job to keep it down all day.
Arthur bought some tobacco today (blk jack 3/- lb Virginia 3/6 lb) & amused himself puffing it up whilst I was at my stamps as usual; none of the ladies are visible.
We are now skirting the bay of Biscay & I am glad that we are not in the middle of it as there is quite enough rolling as it is. All out in the evening enjoying ourselves with songs on the after deck. Today being our second stock day
I will give you a list of the stores [sailing provisions]
that come to our share per person & per week.“
Biscuits 3 1/2lbs Raw Sugar ¾ lb
Beef 1lb Wht Sugar ¼ lb
Pork 1 lb Cheese ½ lb
Preserved Meat 1 lb Butter ½ lb
Soup & Bouilli 1 lb Pickles ½ pot
Flour 4 lbs Vinegar ¼ pot
Peas ½ lb Salt 2oz
Rice 1 lb Pepper ¼ oz
Oatmeal 1/2lb Mustard ½ oz
Preserved Potatoes ½ lb Treacle ½ lb
Salt Fish ¼ lb Limejuice 6oz
Jam ¼ lb Barley ½ lb
Raisins ½ lb Currants ½ lb
Suet ½ lb Preserved Milk ½ pint
Tea 2oz Carrots ½ lb
Coffee 4 oz Onions ½ lb
These sailing provisions are from a hand written travel journal by A.Whelen when he sailed on the Hesperides to Australia in 1878