Monday, August 5, 2013

1 August 1859

August 1st. A fine morning but nearly a dead calm prevails but the sea rolls much from past excitement (this rolling motion is the most disagreeable of anything we have felt during the voyage). In the forenoon the yards were squared and stun sails hoisted and after sunset the breeze came cheerful but not strong (for a few hours). I am told this is the first fruits of a fair wind after battling against south east or head wind for twenty four days.
Booth, Thomas. Papers, 1857 - 1859. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2002/56.

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