Day 5

We are still not out of the storm that has spread itself across the whole of the North Atlantic. At times we have been travelling at only 3 knots according to Captain Philpott but yesterday we made massive progress and at noon were some 70 miles south of the Azores and heading on a more westerly course.

The largest wave recorded by those on the bridge on this voyage was a gigantic 18 metres high. No wonder there are a large number of empty seats in the dining room in the evening.

Last night we were woken during the night by an almighty crash. Bottles had gone flying in our room  but the only casualty was a broken champagne flute.

We have attended a series of parties in the Queens Room and Jane’s rising wheelchair is already a great success. At the press of a button she is at the level of those standing alongside her.

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