Published: June 24th 2010
June 23rd 2010
Just upon turning in last night, ship began to roll tremendously more than it has hitherto done. The boots etc. began to fly about the cabin. The rolling continued through the night. Wind freshened and about 1 o’clock a gale was coming on and it was blowing a strong one this morning. Went out before breakfast on the Poop, heavy sea on, some waves very high and came rolling after the ship in grand style. Gale at it’s highest at 12 noon when it became fierce. A wave, or rather two or three, one after the other came into the 1st Mates cabin, the Stewards Pantry and room and into the Saloon and some of the cabins. Another sea broke into the Cooks galley and knocked the Cook about so much that he was picked up insensible. The geese had to be bought into the Stewards Pantry. Some other damage was elsewhere done. We, in our cabin, spent the afternoon removing the portmanteaus etc., one of the portholes having let some water in on them. Ship rolled very much all day and especially towards night and everything that could, creaked and groaned. Cold all day. Bar 29.2. Therm. 52º.
12 noon: Lat 42.46 & Long 60.12. Days run 225 miles.