Monthly Archives: January 2013

July 25th, 1881

“July 25th, 1881 This has been a very long day and we have seen a great many things. But to begin with: Early in the morning we were awakened by the stopping of the ship and very soon we could … Continue reading

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July 24th, 1881

“July 24th, 1881 Continued Thinking of Gibraltar I also remember that I was shown an old man of war, the “Samarang” which did some service in the Battle of Trafalgar where Nelson fell and now does duty as Colonial Guard … Continue reading

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July 24th, 1881

 “July 24th, 1881 Sailing along the coast of Spain we had fine weather till we reached the entrance of the Gulf of Lyons, after having passed the Spanish Islands Iviza and Mallorca. Here we encountered headwind and head sea and … Continue reading

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