The rest of the voyage through the Indian Ocean
seemed to have had good winds and fair skies.
Bayard Taylor wrote this description in his book
“A Visit to India, China and Japan in the Year 1853”:
Our hopes were entirely fulfilled. My log of the voyage
showed the consecutive days’ runs of 269, 235, 227, 261, and 247
miles, during which time the ship kept on her course, scarce
shifting a sail. The weather was gloriously clear and brilliant,
with an elastic and bracing air, and a temperature ranging from
70° to 77°.
The sunsets were magnificent; and at night the new Southern constellations united themselves to the superb array of Northern stars, reaching from Taurus to Gemini, and
formed one sublime and glittering band across the heavens.