This is a extract from the diary of William Brown Fox, My great, great, great, great grandfathers voyage from Gernsey, UK, written in about 1854. William was born probably in the 1820s. He sailed from the UK to Australia. He travelled in a sailing vessel with his Wife and his 4 sons and 1 daughter. The next paragraph explains one of the days on the voyage.
Monday the 16th of may 1854. Calm, Caught a dolphin and had some sausages with it, had some shark for breakfast. The breeze had freshened at 10:00 and we had a 9 knot breeze, just the breeze for sailing by the sun. All hands alive today, and although the grub has not suffered much there begins to be a shin it.