At Liverpool. The Chaplain’s rumour has not come true, and leave has been granted as per usual. Steam was raised this morning though and until I learned the reason for this I thought the Chaplain was to prove right. However, when I heard that steam had been got up because of the strong tide running, and the probability of our dragging anchor, I felt a bit happier. Fires were allowed to go out later in the forenoon when the weather had calmed somewhat.
Wrote to Miss Hocken and Cousin Fred this afternoon.