For several days we provisioned the Minnow before the order was made to put to sea. When the sails filled, Catherine, one of the most liked of the crew, was no where to be seen. She must have preferred her chances on the island and now, I too regret not making the same decision. We do not appear to be heading for Japan as I had hoped but much farther to the north. Each passing day sees the mercury drop and the seas rise. I can only imagine we are headed for the wilds of Bering and Stellar. My fate is no longer in the hands of the captain but also the deteriorating elements.
I hope my captors are aware of the consequences of their bold actions.
Please Inform my family of my situation, current good health and sound mind.
P.S Today we cooked the last of the cabbage. I fear the scurvy.