'Had a very bad day yesterday. The chief steward went on a 'blinder' and was blind drunk all day...'
'Very hot and sticky. Sleep is very difficult and some of the crew now sleep on deck...'
'We are 'speeding' along at 17 miles per hour which seems a ridiculously slow speed to be travelling for a distance of 7000 miles - but I suppose we will get there sooner or later...'
'The crew are a motley bunch - scruffy as anything and usually drunk, but very likeable and helpful...'
'Life has been very hectic for us. We have been in banks and stockbrokers, customs, immigration, tax offices, etc, all week...'
'I wish I could be there right now to offer a comforting word, especially to Mum. You both sounded so heartbroken and dejected...'
'Had a great day yesterday. We went to Disneyland which I'm sure you have heard of...'
'We spent the morning cleaning and waxing the van in preparation for the sea voyage...'
'I have decided that San Diego (and its suburbs) is by far the best place in the States...'
'We drove down the coast to the Mexican border, and decided for safety's sake to leave the van in the US and walk across to a place called to Tijuana...'