Still another beauteous day.Wrote my article this afternoon and then teased Kirby.

Tonight before going on watch, Kirby, Jop, and I had a discussion about diaries. Kirby puts just about everything in his and then sends it home. Jop is not quite so prolific, but for my own case I like the way I work out the problem (nuts I can’t change my handwriting.) There are some things I won’t even put in this diary and more that I won’t talk about when I get home. After all, I think that, as a general rule, an outline of things done and places seen will be enough for future references.

In the first eighteen hours from Banda we did 122 miles and the next eighteen put 150 more under our keel.