A beautiful day with a beam wind and fairly smooth seas. Scraping and varnishing this morning and sleeping all afternoon. Another beautiful watch with moon and vic.

When we came off watch, Kirby, Low and I talked for a while about this and that. Gil woke up and asked for a cookie. A few minutes later we had him trying to laugh with a mouthful of water.

Leary smoked a cigar tonight and while he was doing so, Skipper came on deck and said, “Don’t you feel rather silly, Bob?” Sometimes he can really bite.