'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...'
'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...'
'The crew are a motley bunch - scruffy as anything and usually drunk, but very likeable and helpful...'