Left Hampstead in two motor cars at 8.30 to catch 9.30 train at Euston. Constance & the children came to see me off and Evy met us at the station. We shared a compartment with a fellow passenger Mr Westing. On arrival at Liverpool at 2.30 we took omnibus to the Huskisson Dock and without delay got on board. Found cabins quite nice & comfortable. Had tea. Dined at 7 — the 3 course habit as prescribed by English law. Sailing at night seems doubtful — reports conflicting.