cumuli, all gradually darkening. Cool rain without thunder from noon until 3:00 P.M. A general evenly-distributed dark gloomy storm. At 4:00 P.M. clearing. Land in sight at 11:00 A.M. Sea dark pure blue. Clouds like rocks, trees, flowers, birds, reptiles, beasts, etc. Inky sooty black on pale yellow sky, burning on the edges. The rocks often with window openings of innumerable forms, most striking near the sunset. October 4. Arrived Bahia Todos Santos 6:00 A.M. Showery until 8:30 A.M. Wide and beautiful bay. City on bluff in a crescent five miles long. About a half circle. Business part of the town at the foot of the bluff. Very imposing. Palms and other trees mixed with the houses, especially at the curving extremities and on bluffs. The ground hilly back of the bluffs; not visible from the ship. At night the town lavishly lighted with large electric plant in rows along the water front and in clusters
Original journal dimensions: 7.5 x 13 cm.
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