John Muir


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[scores] for [fu…]) could slip [himself] wading in the shallows he would often catch them by the tail swing them over his head & let them go or beat them dead on the stones. This is a lovely little bay seen as we left on our way to “Shucks.”

A margin of dark brown algae then a bar of yellowish brown then a black bar marking the highest tides then a bare gray bar of granite nat [nature/natural] color seamed with grasses & bushes & above this the over leaning bushes & then the leveled wall of spruce yellow green brown & blue green, with gray lichens on a few, giving a fine effect. Our camp smoke lay in the branching sunny dead like a stranded cloud

The Inds [Indians] were stirring drying rags the old man catching salmon women tending babies, ducks & sandpipers on the beach in flocks of hundreds porpoises & whales plunging & blowing

[Sketch: Mouth of Skeena]

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Original journal dimensions: 9.5 x 15.5 cm.

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John Muir, journals, drawings, writings, travel, journaling, naturalist


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