September 28. Lovely breezy exhilarating morning. Few dim clouds low around the horizon. Water beautiful pale blue. Fine sky all day. Few clouds. Stiff breezes. A headland in sight at 1:00 P.M. Sunset huge ball, easily started at without hurt to eyes. Magnificent wing-like clouds on either side of the setting sun. Glowing red patch on dull leaden black. The sun as it touched the horizon is bright orange above and dull orange below. September 29. Anchored last evening about eleven o’clock. Within two or three miles of Ceara. Moved in at six this morning, within less than a mile of the town and discharged large lots of freight; flour, clocks, a piano, a cotton gin, etc., etc., and took in large lots of baled cotton, said to be of fine quality. The so-called harbor is only a wide exposed bay. All freight is lightered. The town is built on yellow sand dunes. Population about 60,000. All the coast is
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