The ship passes the Port of Aden, and we learn more about food and drink aboard ship.
The Diary Entry
Arose early, had a bath, & went to bed again. Poor Dove no better, did not eat any breakfast. I cooked some eggs, but she could not eat any. She went on deck. I made some beef tea & took to her which she drank.
9.30 a.m. just passed Aden on our left, did not call in but returned (signals). 11.30 A.M. went below. Pollie laid down & I got the (lime juice). We are served out with some of it every day now. It is so hot. Then I made a large tin mug full of arrowroot which she ate & felt better after eating it.
I had salt beef for dinner & plum pudding. Paraded at 2 pm for Doctors inspect ion, with boots off & shirt sleeve roll up & chests bare. There is Doctors inspection every day now at 2 pm like that to see that the men keep themselves clean.
Had a good tea of ham. Pollie had biscuits & cheese & onion for her tea. Put baby to bed & then we both went on deck.
Pollie had some soup for supper. I had a ham bone to pick, which I had gave me. Dancing on deck to- night again. I am on watch for the night. Pollie went to bed about 8 PM.