Tom would have spent 50 odd days or nearly 2 months in the Indian Ocean down in the roaring forties. This is the longest sea leg and would have tested anyone’s strength. There’s a few references to Tom being drunk and this would have been place to do it. On top of running out of fruit and vegetables taken onboard in Brazil the quarrelling never stopped.
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