'We popped into a few of the pubs. These have all the atmosphere of an English pub, but look like public lavatories!!'
'While all the passengers were sat waiting for their soup, I was wrestling on the floor in the kitchen...'
'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...'
'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...'
'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...'