May 15th sailed from Boston for Liverpool in the steamer Canada under Capt Harrison with 118 fellow passengers Reached Halifax in 48 hours & Liverpool in 11 days, 18 hours,
Sea Sickness all the way—
But little clear weather Saw whale sport in the Channel Small birds came to the ship even in the middle of the Atlantic Coast of Ireland & Wales destitute of hues.
A day of great interest Liverpool to Chester by railroad Country based upon N. R. Sandstone and very fertile. 20 miles
Edward and Orra White Hitchcock both kept diaries of their vacation to Europe in 1850. On this page from Edward's diary, he notes how many days and hours it took to reach their destination, the weather—"fog—fog—fog", and wildlife seen along the way. Typical of Edward's letters and personal notes, in the midst of his observations is a short list of his ailments. For more entries from his diary go to the story A Geological Pilgrimage.