The sunset was glorious behind this wonderful range. See [page] 12. A party of naturalists are to stop at Unga instead of going on to Oonalaska. Just as the sunset faded we came to a curiously weathered rock called the Haystacks (28 [page]) July 7. Another lovely sunny morning, only a few wisps of white and gray clouds on the old volcanic [mountains] which the passengers are discussing as to whether they are [clouds] or smoke. The Pavloff volcano with the symmetrical cone to [East] of it is in sight and is smoking or steaming. We are at Sandy point on Unga in a charming cove. A few houses here, trading post, deserted, wrecked schooner on beach. Here the Kamschatka rhododendron is in full bloom, stems about 1/4 [inches] [diameter], prostrate, the [year’s] branchlet erect 2 to 3 inches high, 1 to 2 [flowered],
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