February 21st #chinadiary

Finally on board ship for the journey across the Pacific - and the first thing Carl does is write a couple of letters and send a telegram home. A real sense of excitement is evident amidst the hustle and bustle of a big ship setting out on a long journey. He meets the rest of the delegation - and describes the principle persons in turn. Very soon there is a heavy storm and the ship experiences huge swells, which seem to impact on the constitution of almost everybody except Carl, who ate his meals as per usual. Indeed "it was great sport and I wouldn't have missed it for anything".