and bits of odds and ends of meat and ice cream chocolate and bit of Royal apricot. Then 2 tumblers of tea with lemon, bread and butter at 9 P.M. Woke at 5 o’clock. The near foothills of Caucasus richly clad with forest down (Sketches) nearly to the shore. Many villas and very few patches of cultivation. Stopped at 3 or 4 town or villages to let off passengers and take few on by boats without anchoring - much kissing, handshaking and handkerchief waving. About 1 P.M. mountains begin to show tips and ridges aloft in midst of white cumuli, very effective and striking, some with conifers defined on white clouds, some dark and bare in spiky clusters - 8 or 10,000 feet high. Snow streaks and patches. All snowy cumuli above. The same below, then the long forested slopes below clouds 3 or 4000 feet, then those of bluffs or mere sand strip, pale almost white. Then the blue or pale greenish sea strips passing here and there.
Original journal dimensions: 9.5 x 16 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
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