'Had a very bad day yesterday. The chief steward went on a 'blinder' and was blind drunk all day...'
'Tahiti has just slipped over the horizon and I think this is one of the biggest regrets of my life, for I shall probably never see it again...'
'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...'
'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...'