I left my wife and young son in England to make a voyage to the Indies to purchase spices, oils, tropical elixirs, and balms to sell in my apothecary shop. I was excited about the trip to another part of the world because I heard from some merchants that the air was warm and filled with spices. I didn’t know anything about sailing, or ships, but I had complete trust in the Captain and our study ship, The Ambassador. I admit that my one fear is the time away from my family, and the burden I place upon my wife to run my shop while I am away and care for our son who is too young to attend school. To keep myself closer to home, closer to London, closer to my family, I have decided to record all my adventures within my leather-bound journal to share with all upon my return.
Salty sea spray, aquatic blue musk, citron and lime men’s cologne, a hint of English lilac, and the fine Cordovan leather of a journal.