JJ Rowe Diary: 17 Feb 1889


Joseph chronicles his seventh day at sea, describing the effects of yet more rough weather, and his remedy for sea sickness.

The Diary Entry

17.2.89 Sunday

Arose about six. Got out of hammock. As soon as I was out, I was down & slid from one side of the place to the other & back again. Got up again & had to hang{?} at everything we could get hold of.

Went to see Pollie. Found them all frightened & excited. Had a raw dryed herring for breakfast because I was sick which stopped it. Pollie had her breakfast about 10 am. Still very rough. A beam broke which held the canvis up which covered the deck. Did no other damage. I was on watch, helping to take the pieces down.

Had fresh beef for dinner. No Divine Service, it being too rough. 4 pm nicely fine, cleared up. Woman order up on deck. Right glad some of them where to get up, especially Pollie. Had tea on deck, preserve sausages. Come on rough again. Went to bed.

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