10th and 11th May (1919)

Two calm dull days in succession, concluding with a beautiful sunset over a glassy sea glimmering with a hundred different tints.

We had a deck concert, and for the first time in many days, the stars were visible.  There was the old Southern Cross well up in the sky – Laus Deo!  During the day we sighted several mountainous islands, one of them a great wedge-like rock towering out of the ocean, with almost perpendicular sides, like an island in a fairy tale.

Well across the line now.  Good old Pacific – calm-cool (comparatively) – birds both great and small – whales spouting, and, occasionally in the distance schools of porpoises pouncing out of the water in glee.

2 thoughts on “10th and 11th May (1919)”

  1. I have been fortunate to come across this blog via Twitter and catching up from the beginning. A real insight into the times and I am very grateful that Lincoln survived for you to allow us to know his story. Thank you for sharing

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