Positive conditions hastened our progress last night so we were elated
this morning to spy the Rock of Gibralter. Our Atlantic flagship, the
"Sharon Bell", made a gallant effort to chart a new course around the
great stone on the left. We'll name a new flagship tomorrow after the
mass burial of the "Sharon Bell" crew. A good point in this mishap is
that we also lost an annoying blighter who slipped aboard the "Bell"
and incessantly would wave a handful of some insurance policies in the
face of the helmsman raving about hos owning a piece of the rock -
well, it rather seems the rock got a piece of 'im - but this was a
*rum go still and the loss may hinder us later on.
* rimgo: according to Webster: "A trip to the liquor store" According
to Sir Orkie: "Lunch".