It has been a gentle passage this time. Winds have been
fair, and the days pleasant. The heat has forced most of the
passengers to stay covered much of the time, but this is only
a minor concern. We have plenty of water and rations, so heatstroke
or dehydration are not threats.
I had two glasses of wine in my cabin before turning in tonight; perhaps not the wisest thing to do, but I felt sleep would be slow in coming if not helped along its way by some soporific. I have always heard it said that alcohol stifles dreams, but it must have been absent from its that aspect of its duties this night, for it seemed when I lay, I slipped almost immediately into a dream of unusual strength and clarity.