Saturday September 26 1914 – Rangatiara
When I woke up I was right oh but when I went on deck my head began to spin. I went down to mess but after a few spoonfulls of porridge I went up on deck and looked overboard and fed the fish. I was a bit crook all day. In the evening I saw whales. They where a fine site to see them spouting water. There was plenty of sea sickness about now and the boat is pitching a great deal. After having a few biscuits and an apple I turned in for the night and had a restless night of it and woke up and found I was much better.
A very beautiful morning. The rugged coast in the rising sun looks particularly fine. With Col Sutton, the Senior medical Officer on Board I made a thorough inspection of the ship at 10 AM. Parades during the day of gunners at gun drill and fuze setting, rifle exercises, etc. Cleaning up ship generally. Lecture at night to all officers on general Conduct and duties on Board Troopship. Veterinary Officer reported sick horse to be very bad. I had him moved to the deck and specially fed. The Senior Medical Officer reported two cases of venereal disease. Cases were at once isolated.