Left London at 9.15 and crossed by boat to Boulogne
. The day bright and sunny but the wind bitterly cold. We both kept the upper deck and so avoided the sea sickness. Arrived at Paris at 6.30 and then drove to the H de St. Petersburg
where we dined with great zest being almost famished. Went to Grand Opera
afterwards and saw William Tell
finely done, Salomon and Melchissédec
in principal parts. It is a magnificent concert house.
Note: up to this point in the diary, the information entered into the 'Location' field has been added by me for reference. However, during his trip abroad, West used underlined headings at the top of each journal entry, to show where he was writing from (you can see an example of pages from this period here). For the next month, then, the location tags are West's work, not mine. PJG.