Best sailing day since Galapagos – Easter run. Eight knots on calm sea. Dogged watches today for first time since June 15. Am on 4-8 at last. A question as to whether we hit Moresby on this watch or not.

Got telegram from Mother saying it’s OK to go on to Singapore and she will meet me in California. Damn it! Now I have to decide. Will talk to Skipper soon.

Fear I may be getting malaria. Have had attacks of stomach cramps extending to my back almost every ten to fifteen minutes. Doc gave me some pills. It may be nothing – probably is – but I’m hoping for best.