Diary of Frederick William Bullock
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Mr. and Mrs. Ballantyne - servant and five children
Mrs. John Bullock
Mr. David Bruce
Mr. F. W. Bullock
Mr. and Mrs. Hubble and three children
Mr. and Mrs. Prince
Mr. and Mrs. Pearce and four children - C.T. -
Mr. Harry Prince
Our passage to Cape Town was a very pleasant one although we occasionally experienced some rough weather. We arrived in Table Bay on the night of the 13th February, on the following morning we landed and after spending three days on shore sailed within fifteen minutes of each other the "Yatala", our opponent.
It may be remembered by many that the two ships "City of Adelaide" and the "Yatala" sailed from Adelaide within five hours of each other the latter having the start it was therefore a 16,000-mile race to the Mother Country. - The "Yatala" arrived at Cape Town three hours before the "City of Adelaide" and again sailed within a very short time of each other. The second part of our voyage that is from Cape Town to London was as agreeable as the former notwithstanding that we narrowly escaped shipwreck on the Flores, one of that group of islands known as the Azores. We arrived in London on 11th April 1867 - the "Yatala" was the victor having passed Lands End the day before us and arriving in London three days before us.
The race was indeed a close one and great credit was due to the "City of Adelaide" which is 200 tons less than the "Yatala", however, many pounds as well as new hats were lost and won.
We spent seven months in England during which time I visited several towns and places of interest the sights of which I have endeavored to describe in this my journal.
We sailed from London on the 21st of October in the ship "Duke of Sutherland" 1,400 tons register Captain Thomas Louttet commander.
Our passengers were only six in number namely:
Mrs. John Bullock
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
Mr. H. Kenwick
Mr. F.W. Bullock
Our voyage was rather a dull one which is to be ascribed to the small number of passengers and the length of the passage.
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