It was a cloudy start to the day as we began our next day in Valparaiso. Food tenders worked late into the night and during nothing seemed to happen. Near to noon as usual the Captain informed us that he had refuelled 800 tons that gave us a range of 7000 miles. When the last food tender has unloaded this afternoon we will have enough supplies for 3 weeks.
Two supply ships arrived 13:00 and when this stock is on board we will leave port.
At 5:00 p.m. the Captain announced we were heading north for a Panama transit to Fort Lauderdale, but if the worst happened we would be in Mexico or San Diego, California. He added, “the wine is on the house tonight and you will be pleased to know it is not Chilean”.
The sun has just set and we are overtaking a bulk carrier on our way to the Tropic of Capricorn.