Thursday, 30 September 2010

30 September 1910

Friday.  Monsoon still on & many sick.  Done 290 miles.  Temp in cabin 82 degrees.  Still damp air.  Many flying fish.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

29 September 1910

Thursday.  Sea rough & increases during the day, many sea sick.  But we are all right.  Mr & Mrs Gregory very ill again.  Done 297 miles & temp in cabin 78 degrees.  Much cooler.  But wet damp air owing to light Monsoon which prevails.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

28 September 1910

Wednesday.  Sea smooth.  Done 292 miles.  Enter the Indian Ocean & sea smooth.  Temp in cabin 90 degrees.

Monday, 27 September 2010

27 September 1910

Tuesday.  A little cooler & sleep in cabin.  Sea very smooth.  Done 295 miles.  Temp in cabin 94 degrees.  We pass Aden abut 11.30 pm.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

26 September 1910

Monday.  Having slept on deck we get up and find it oppressively hot & so throughout the day.  Done 304 miles & still in the Red Sea.  Can do nothing but sit still & read.  In the afternoon see a good many dolphin jumping out of the water & flying fish.  The Captain dine with us at lunchtime.  Temp in cabin 100 degrees.

Saturday, 25 September 2010

25 September 1910

Sunday.  In the Red Sea a little breeze blowing but much warmer.  Done 302 miles & no service being too warm.  101 degrees in cabin.  In the evening service on deck being conducted by Dr Kirk.  The heat today being terrific & almost unbearable.

Marian seem to feel it more than anyone & we (Marian, boys & myself ) sleep on deck in the smoke room.

Friday, 24 September 2010

24 September 1910

Saturday.  In the Red Sea & getting very warm being at 2 o'clock 116 degrees in the sun and done 272 miles.  Suffocating in the cabin at night & Marian & myself get up and go on deck & sleep on the seats in the Smoke room.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

23 September 1910

Friday.  Morning still going down Canal.  Sighted a caravan of camels crossing the Arabian Desert.  Arrived at Suez 11.20 am & dropped anchor, took in more provisions and water.  We up anchor again at 2.30 am & start in the Red Sea. The water of Suez a nice pale green colour & pretty scenery on shore.  Temp in cabin 90 degrees.  We enter Red Sea & see numerous Flying Fish.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

22 September 1910

Thurdsay.  Came in sight of Port Said 7.30 am.  Stop eleven hours.  Coal ship and take in provisions.  Doctor Kirk, Mr & Mrs Gregory, Marian & myself go on shore.  We engage a guide & visit the Mohammedan Mosque & see them worship & wash their feet & we handle the Khedives' Sword.  We buy our helmets & toupes etc.  We return to ship for lunch & I go ashore again in the afternoon & take Hedley & Freddie.  But it is a dirty & immoral place.  But very interesting.  The Arab boys dive for money, also dive under our ship & come up the other side and put money in their mouths.  We enjoy ourselves here & a sight worth seeing. 

The sun very warm & 90 degrees in cabin but closed to keep out coal dust.  We up anchor & start down the Suez Canal about 6 o'clock p.m.  Suez Canal 87 miles long.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

21 September 1910

Wednesday.  Sea more calm & wind dropped.  Done 288 miles.  Temp in cabin 86 degrees.

Monday, 20 September 2010

20 September 1910

Tuesday.  The heaviest sea up to this date, swell being heavier & most of the passengers sick.  But Marian & boys better.  Mr & Mrs Gregory still very sick & Joe keep in his bunk all day.  Sun warm.  Wind high.  Done 271 miles. Temp in cabin 80 degrees.  Water in the Mediterranean Sea a pretty Blue Colour.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

19 September 1910

Monday.  A good swell on & few passengers at the breakfast table.  Marian, Hedley & Freddie sick.  Not so much swell in the afternoon & most of the passengers better.  Mr J Gregory very sick & Mrs Gregory very unwell & see doctor.  Sun warm.  Done 281 miles. Temp in cabin 80 degrees.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

18 September 1910

Sunday.  Sea calm.  Sun warm.  Done 284 miles attend service in First Class Saloon taken by the Captain & Church of England.  Afternoon a childrens service in Second Saloon.  Evening a service in Second Saloon.  Pass Malta 11.30 pm.  Temp in cabin 80 degrees.  

Friday, 17 September 2010

17 September 1910

Saturday.  Sea more calm in the morning but wind rather high & bow on, done 274 miles.  Temp in cabin 77 degrees.   Sun warm.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

16 Sepember 1910

Friday.  Sea very smooth in morning, the wind rising about midday & the sea a little troubled.  Done 290 miles temperature in cabin 78 degrees.  Freddie attend ships doctor with bad finger.  Wind & sea rise at night but ship steady having an heavy cargo.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

15 September 1910

Thursday.  Bath.  Sea very smooth & sun very warm.  Done 286 miles.  Pass the Rock of Gibraltar one o'clock p.m. & had a good sight of it.  Temperature in cabin 84 degrees.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

14 September 1910

Wednesday.  All had a bath.  Hedley better.  Ran into a fog bank for about an hour.  Sea like a mill-pond, sun very warm.  Saw a good shoal of porpoises jumping.  Done 286 miles and pass Lisbon.  Temperature in cabin 78 degrees.

Monday, 13 September 2010

13 September 1910

Tuesday.  We all had a bath.  Hedley a little sea sick.  Sea just a little swell.  Sun very warm.  Temp in cabin 75 degrees.  Done 293 miles & pass Cape St Vincent.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

12 September 1910

Monday.  Up at 6.45 am.  Hedley a little sea-sick in morning.  Lovely day sun warm.  Crossing the Bay of Biscay sea smooth just a little swell & Mr Gregory sea sick & a few more of the passengers.  Done 293 miles.  Temp in cabin 68 degrees.

Saturday, 11 September 2010

11 September 1910

Sunday.  Up at 5 o'clock in the morning and had a bath.  Fine day,  sun warm & sea calm.  Retired about 11 o'clock, done 137 miles & passed the Isle of White.  Temp 65 degrees in cabin.

Friday, 10 September 2010

10 September 1910

Saturday.  I got up early & walked as far as the Strand.  Returned to the Welcome & had breakfast.  We then all walked as far as St Pauls Cathedral & stopped to a part of the service.  Then returned to Liverpool St. Station & took the special train to Royal Albert Dock.  Leaving at 12.19 pm.  Boat the SS Namur left Royal Albert Dock about 2.30 pm & proceeded down the Thames & anchored below Gravesend until 12 o'clock midnight.  Arrived off the Isle of White about 2.30 am Sunday morning.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

9 September 1910

Friday.  Packed up our luggage & left Mrs Prins 17 Princes Street.  Marian, boys and myself left Milbay Station 10.30 am.  Arrived Paddington 3.30 pm.  Beat and Doris saw us off.  Mr Mrs and Edna Elson, travelled with us to London and we all put up at the Welcome, Devonshire Street, nr Liverpool Street Station.  Went for a walk down Whitechapel. Return to the Welcome put the children to bed & Mr & Mrs Elson & ourselves went to the Olympia.  (Gave a call to Dirty Dicks)

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

8 September 1910

Thursday. Boys and myself have a dip in the morning.  Marian and myself go in town and fetch photos.  Arch and Beat come up in the evening.  This our last day in Plymouth before sailing for HongKong.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

7 September 1910

Wednesday.  Boys & myself have a dip.  I settle the bill with Turpins for removal of furniture to Royal Albert Dock.  In the evening I go on the Pier with Arch fishing.

Monday, 6 September 2010

6 September 1910

Tuesday.  In the morning have a dip & then sent off baggage by G.W.R to Royal Albert Dock.  Marian & myself go in town, in the evening Arch & Beat come to 17 Princes St & spend the evening with us.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

5 September 1910

Monday.  Went to work in N.O. Dept in the morning.  1/2 day leave in the afternoon & get baggage ready for sending to London.

Saturday, 4 September 2010

4 September 1910

Sunday.  We all went on the Hoe in the morning.  In afternoon met Arch & Beat on the Hoe by appointment and went there to sea.  Returning home to 17 Princes St about 9 o'clock.

Friday, 3 September 2010

3 September 1910

Saturday.  On half a days leave, go for a dip.  Turpins' men finish packing the furniture.  Lifeboat Saturday.  We all have our photos taken left 55 Nolte Str and take furnished apartments with Mrs Prinn at 17 Princes St on Friday evening (this should have been entered Friday Sept 2nd)

Thursday, 2 September 2010

2 September 1910

Friday.  Work in N.O. Dep. in the morning and men from Turpins' come and fetch boxes and pack furniture and I have half a days leave and go for a dip.