November 22, 1947: Today we have rounded the Cape of Good Hope and are all very excited to see how long it will take us to reach India. We must now sail close to the coast until we reach India. For we have now entered into unmapped territories, and none of us have a clue as to what obstacles we will encounter ahead of us. It has been strange throughout the voyage so far, we have traveled such a great distance, and have had no bad fortune in the weather. It has been almost clear skies throughout the entire journey. Some of the crew has said that all good fortune must end abruptly, and with the good fortune we have had so far, if this is true, we will experience a great catastrophe soon.