Wednesday, August 7, 2013

17 August 1859

17th. This morning the wind blowing strong and the sea running high and continued all day. The day had a few showers which soon blew away and when fine to stand and look at the troubled sea is a scene of awful grandeur. Sometimes riding on the peak of some mountain wave and then we sank far beneath as if to bury us in the briny deep. This state of things continued up to bedtime. Tonight we are said to leaving the southern parallel of the Cape of Good Hope.
Booth, Thomas. Papers, 1857 - 1859. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2002/56.

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