Our average daily run was about 224 miles, which is rather slow as some of the ships are not very speedy. We had a daily routine on board, of stables physical drill, rifle drill, boat and fire drill and lectures on gunnery, horses and feld operations, including bivouacs, bridge-building, cooking, etc.
The men entered keenly into the work, and into the sports especially, our battery winning its own share of the laurels.
Almost every day there has been something of interest, such as, ships passing, a dead horse to be hoisted overboard, or a more than usual tilt to the decks as we encountered heavy weather. As we had been on board for some time, most of the men had gained their sea-legs before we met with this shifty footing, and very few were ill.