Sunday, November 17th, 1867

Escaped the pampero that we were expecting, I presume we got the rain instead of wind. Nearly fair going now, about six knots. Made to noon 79 miles. There has been a disagreeable head sea all day or we should be going now 7 or 8 knots. Notwithstanding the hot weather the Capt. has increased considerable in weight. As we have no scales large enough to weigh him, I can’t say how much. His health so far has been very good only when we have a calm or head wind. Still I trust we shall not be much behind time.

The weather is considerable cooler although hot enough in the sun. The therm. yesterday and today 69, 70.