August 9, 1859: It was a beautiful day as we departed from the depot in Zurich at 1:30 in the afternoon. Father and many friends bid us goodbye. We and other groups of emigrants stayed in the White Cross Hotel in Basel.
August 10: It was another nice day as we rode the train from Basel to Mannheim.
August 11: We rode a steamboat from Mannheim to Colon.
August 12: We rode a train to Rotterdam where we stopped in two hotels.
August 13: We went on a steamboat to Hull; picked up 18 more emigrants.
August 14: Continued to Liverpool; lodged in Paradise Hotel and got ready for the voyage which would start the 16th.
August 19: Struck out into the open sea. Did not know the sea could be so calm, but it did not last. [p.21]
BIB: Hug, Heinrich. [Journal Excerpt] IN 100 Years of Hugs, written by Bernese O. Hug. p. 21. (FHL)