From the Princess Treasure's Diary:
Finally we are off! I have really been so intrigued by the reports of I have heard of the Countess' vivacity that it is good to be on the way. It is too bad our start was delayed by bad weather.
Sir Spitfire seems to have forgotten any military discipline he knows; it is amazing that a rookie like Sir Simba is setting the better example. What shall We do with our Spitty? Lord knows he is entertaining enough. However, I will not have Coco subjected to such blatant flirtation.
Now, Mario, Simba and Dante, there are some fine gentlemen.....Simba has learned when he can go that extra bit (like stealing the kiss from Queen Miss Catt), Mario's bashfullness ensures appropriate behavior and Dante has a naturally regal and reserved personality. We are very satisfied and amused by their genteel ways.
Lady Audrey is a most pleasant companion and has helped to while away the hours when we were in drydock yesterday.
The Countess has asked if she should row out to meet us; I think it better that we proceed the way planned and have the first meeting on land. It would be a shame if she also succumbed to seasickness!
Through Happylands and passing through Happenstance now. I am glad Coco could plan a rout to avoid the Hinterlands. The Misstep River is pleasant this time of year.