'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...'