Thursday February 1st

Experienced grand weather, hope it continues. Drill as usual at 6.30 a.m.

Friday 2nd.

Encountered a very heavy storm during the morning. The sea swamping over the deck and of course a number again found the ship's side attractive. I managed to keep well and enjoyed three meals. The promenade deck is the favourite place today, no available space anywhere. It is bitterly cold and we are huddled together keeping one another warm. During the afternoon the sea became much calmer. Owing to the pitching of the boat physical drill etc. was abandoned. As usual slept on deck, and experienced the worst night up to date, got all my blankets wet and was forced to go below.

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