This was our first ocean voyage. Some in the group became seasick as soon as the ship left the harbour, others later as foul weather set in. Soon the ship was bobbing like a piece of cork in the open sea. My lifelong friend and roommate Mike Blum thought he was dying and looked like it. The good doctor laughed at our panic and told us not to worry.
According to my diary we arrived in Halifax
, at 10 a.m. on June 23, 1948. A group of kind people were waiting for us with presents of cigarettes and chocolates. They bought stamps for those who had letters to mail. We then boarded trains with luxury sleepers and by 6 p.m. were on our way, first to Montreal, then Toronto, and finally Winnipeg.