Series 02: Anne Donnell diary, 29 December 1917 - 31 January 1919 - Page 246
I feel as if I have taken a new lease of life.
The Mediterranean is not at its blue best but grey & angry - & the ship not being laden is tossing & creaking at the will of the wind & waves consequently we are more or less helpless & hopelessly sea sick – its horrid.
There's a ship "Herdfordshire" Bibby line keeping us company across the angry waves. There is keen competition for a race but she is laden & making head way.
24 Our rival is falling behind. We had a wireless to say the Ullysses sailed 8 hours