HMS Implacable Plymouth Sunday March 24th 1839 (moored in the Sound)
Turned out at one bell with a firm conviction that a mess dinner over
night does not render the head a bit more comfortable next morning so
found myself late for breakfast & everything cold; cursed the
servants & went on deck to cool my temper where I found the weather
as ruffled and miserable as myself.
1.30pm Started for a cruise in a Cawsand boat hired for the purpose and
got tolerably wet thru; her lee gunwale being entirely under water
during the squalls for which we were obliged occasionally to lower the
big sail & ease off the jib sheet; contrived to get on board in
time for dinner (breakfast being fresh in my memory) when I stowed away
a most inordinate quantum of the good things of this world (headache
worse); felt exceedingly disgusted with everything and everybody but
my most inestimable self and lastly went to bed with the blue devils.
Monday March 25th
Rose at the usual time, enjoyed a comfortable
breakfast and as it was a delightful morning took a walk on deck and
otherwise employed myself until lunch; commenced calculations of...