More good speed today and we came into Thursday Island and anchored almost exactly forty-eight hours after leaving PM – very excellent time for sailing craft. This morning’s watch was very uncomfortable, wet and cold. I was on bow watch for four hours and Bunny at the wheel. Leary was busy and Low sick. Leary and I had to take soundings every half hour.

Had beer with Oakes and Charley at the Metropole Hotel and then saw “Bulldog Dummond’s Peril” and “Give Me a Sailor” in the outdoor theater. Best sound so far.