August 18th. In flowery, luxuriant wildness plants showing proximity to the sea. A tall Echinopanax, like Alaskan somewhat, but with much more divided leaves. Oak dentata, birch 2 species, one or two species of Tillia, poplar, wild apple, plum, hazel, grape vine, etc. rank ferns. Great development of stratified drift, looks in general like Puget Sound. Foggy, about 6:00 A.M. the great bay-fiord with ships coming to view and running around the shore. Arrive at Vladivostock soon after 7:00 A.M. and take rooms at the Grand Hotel, tired, half-starved, the last eight days, having slept in our clothes. Wash and feel better, but the hotels here are poor as to food and we have little hope of mending
Original journal dimensions: 11 x 16.5 cm.
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