Beautiful night on watch with moon, vic et al. This South Atlantic run has been the best yet – absolutely perfect. Gil and Kirb painted yardarm on watch and I painted the black bands on the fore-boom. Bathed after watch for a change.

I wonder what reaction will be forthcoming from my letter to Louise concerning Dad’s remarriage and my plan. Just thinking about what has happened just makes me so damn mad I can’t think straight. Dad and the Philly branch of the Hayes clan need a good eye-opener and I would like to give it to them. Oh well, it will be interesting to hear what Louise and Mother say.

Skipper got word that Mac’s skin trouble is no better, even a little worse. Poor guy! He certainly has tough luck.