Beautiful weather and quite warm. Came off boat guard about 9 a.m. and have been pretty sleepy all day. Patriotic speeches made by officers and chaplain this afternoon. Am trying to grow a moustache. Coleridge knew something when he said “The sky and the sea and the sea and the sky, lay like a load on my weary eye”. And yet he had never been on the ocean, which shows the power of imagination. Further war news received by wireless. For some time past the ship’s lights have been darkened. Even the usual masthead navigation lights extinguished.