coral particles worn from the reef. It reminds me of the great barrier reef of North Australia, inside of which I passed on my voyage from Sydney to Port Darwin. A large number of steamers here from far and near. The best from Germany and England. The city fronting on the finely curved bay is picturesque. Very old. Not very clean. Red-tiled buildings. Some imposing in size and architecture. Fine residences in background. Population said to be about 200,000. Our ship, Sao Paulo, discharging flour and petroleum all day. October 2. Wondrous bright clear morning. Scarce a cloud in all the sky. Light sea breeze. Lovely weather. So hot in the city streets. Finished unloading and took on heavy cargo of sugar and cotton. Finished about 10:00 P.M. and sailed for Bahia. October 3. Cool, cloudy morning. Grand cumuli mountains in long ranges with dark lead-colored horizontal belts or blurred with showers into nimbus masses. Lovely pale blue patches showing between the lofty
Original journal dimensions: 7.5 x 13 cm.
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