The next morning dawns, and James Ford opens his eyes to a pounding headache, and a closeup view of a gulls beak. The gull squarks in an offensively loud fashion, and flies off.
It appears he fell asleep in a chair on deck last night. Across from him are two feet sticking out from under a blanket. From the snoring sound, he identifies the steward, Adam Henning , who blearily wakes up and heads down to the kitchen.
Dr Dibden wakes up on a couch in the bar, having fallen
The next morning, over breakfast, they discuss how they will approach the harbour master with the incriminating photographs. They spot Bert Pacquare sporting a black eye.
"What happened ?"
"Adam and I ran into some marines in a bar, and we had a ...discussion...over the benefits of the merchant navy against the marines. If you think I look bad, you should see Adam..."
Dibden and Fitzwilliam go to check up on the clearly hungover Adam Henning.
September 19th 1933
On the morning of September the 19th, 1933 the S.S.Gabrielle arrives at Colon (the Atlantic side of Panama canal). They reach the first gates where large electric train-tugs pull the ship into the locks, and the water level is raised.
As the group sit around on deck,watching as the water level rises in the lock, Henning serves them with a drink. The sun warms them, and the stress filled days of New York seem far away. They are joined by some of the
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Her side blackened and scorched, the Gabrielle is towed to a new birth.
The police grill the team until the early hours of the morning, but they decide not to hold the expedition.
9th September 1933
The next morning the smoke has cleared, and the warehouse is little but smoldering embers.
After a check over of the ship, its apparent that the damage is superficial. Many supplies have been destroyed, but the firefighting efforts have saved vital
The next morning, the team discuss the mystery of the "red haired man" over breakfast, with no clear conclusions.
Starkweather stands up and gives a short speech in which he asks the expedition to organise their room mates for the voyage (apart from Harry who will share with the photographic equipment, and Charlie Whitsun, who will have a bunk to herself).
Fitzwilliam and Dr Dibden agree to room together, as do Romford and Ford
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