After the rush to leave, it turns out that Aubrey & Co can take their time, with the Norfolk delayed a month, which makes for an easy initial journey for the Surprise. That gives Aubrey time to work on the usual things at the start of such a journey with such a crew, training the new men in the ways of routine, gunnery, and respect. The latter intention gets underline with a rare flogging: 24 lashes for failure to salute a superior.
There’s also a ton of talk about whales and whaling, as if we were suddenly dropped into a Melville or Philbrick novel, though it’s a pair of sharks that Maturin catches instead.
That’s all the time we had for today thanks to a work conference during the day and a rec league match at night.
News #Lewandowski: A final offer from Barcelona is expected in the next hours - of around €50m + bonus. Bayern is willing to sell him for €50-55m. His transfer to Barcelona is more and more likely this week. Bayern wants to invest the money in #DeLigt. @SkySportDE @Sky_Marc— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) July 12, 2022
Good luck, Jeff!— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) July 12, 2022