Barbarossa, October 25, 1909

We awoke after a very quiet and restful night. The ship has hardly any motion, and everything seems to be well again.

I generally arise first and take a promenade around deck, lasting half an hour, during which time Mama and Emily dress. We enjoy our 1/2 a Grapefruit (Panipelmuse) [sic] each, before breakfast, also the breakfast.

It is still foggy, but not enough to slacken the speed or blow the foghorn. We are making good progress and, by noon, we had covered 352 miles. We are now within two degrees (latitude) of Cape Race, Newfoundland.

The sun tries hard to penetrate the fog and succeeds now and then. It is not as cold as it was yesterday, but the air is damp, and the deck has not dried. We enjoyed our stay on the promenade deck and brought a good appetite to lunch. People are beginning to be more social, and everybody knows everyone else by this time.

North German Lloyd. Bremen.
Mail steamer Barbarossa, 4 April 1909.

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