July 8, 1497: This morning the crew loaded the food and supplies upon the boat. I saw them loading the exact things I ordered. Some of these things were beer and water. I was hoping to bring wine, but my advisors warned me that the wine would turn into vinegar once exposed to the heat we would be entering. Once my advisors told me that it would also be a bad idea to bring along fruits and vegetables. Along with the beer and water, I also saw the crew take the meats, breads, and cheeses onboard. After making sure all of the supplies got onboard, I made one trip from bow to stern of each ship, double checking that everything made it aboard safely. Finally we set sail from Port Tagus, in Portugal, on a journey to India.