'It gets very tedious at sea, and I can't understand why anyone would want to make a career of it...'
'Something strange is happening today. Today is Thursday 14th and tomorrow is Saturday 16th!'
'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...'
'Had a very bad day yesterday. The chief steward went on a 'blinder' and was blind drunk all day...'
'The crew are a motley bunch - scruffy as anything and usually drunk, but very likeable and helpful...'
'Had a great day yesterday. We went to Disneyland which I'm sure you have heard of...'
'I have decided that San Diego (and its suburbs) is by far the best place in the States...'