Another day and still no Port Moresby. In fact, we could not even see New Guinea all day because of rain. Nearly lost main topmast when main boom tackle snapped and boom swung against starboard backstay. Our noon position showed we had done 101 miles since Iron Hoop Bay. Port Moresby tomorrow?

Made arrangements with Loring, with Skipper’s OK, for Kirby’s taking over my job if he does. Everything is set in a peaceful fashion between the two.