October 29th, 1935
Finer weather. The ship was off the mouth of the River Tagus at 2:30am. Cape St. Vincent was rounded at 8am. We passed Cape Trafalgar at 4pm and Tarifa at 5pm; and at 5:45pm the Rock of Gibraltar was passed very close in. Had a good view of the warships in the Harbour and the best possible view of the Rock. A lot of children are on board and six o’clock appears to be the time when they are released from the nursery to take exercise on the deck with their mothers or nurses – their voices are real music to me. Mac is having plenty of swimming and appears to be the best aboard so far. We take on a lot of passengers at Marseilles on Thursday.