basa on from Naples, left on her home trip from this porn an hour earlier. Saw a merry group of seals at play here near the mouth of the bay. Jan. 12. High head wind. Magnificent waves. The whole sea like wild, solemn, onrushing river. Waves about fifty to seventy-five feet apart, the breaking waves fading to a beautiful green. Wild stormy day. Jan 13. Calm again. The famous Table Mountain in sight his morning, which, with picturesque ranges to right and left of it, form a truly magnificent background for the Cape city. Arrived at noon. Got ashore about 2:00 P.M. and drove to Mt. Nelson Hotel, situated at the base of the lofty Table Mountain. After luncheon, strolled through crooked streets to the Botanical Garden. Hope to start inland toward Victoria Falls of the Zambesi about 15th or 16th. Jan. 14. Spent the day writing letters. Fine, breezy, bracing, sunny weather. Charming plants in bloom in the Hotel gardens. Along some of the streets the shade trees are fine, thrifty oaks, perhaps the English oak. Acorns singly or in twos or threes or fours, dangling like cherries by slender stem. They are now ripe. There are also
Original journal dimensions: 10 x 17 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
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