John Muir


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in the last two weeks. Zanzibar a beautiful town picturesquely situated in glorious woods and gardens. But with a woeful, slave-ful history. Taking on cargo all day. Sailed for dar es Salaam. Feb. 3. Arrived at dare s Salaan early this morning. Joyfully discovered several fine baobabs on the harbor bluff among palms and mangoes. Went ashore. Saw weight of these fine trees. Largest about twenty feet in diameter. Later discovered eight or ten more at a distance of three or four miles, the setting sun shimmering on their big trunks, bringing them into relief between their broad-domed heads. The harbor wonderfully picturesque. A lovely place. Feb. 4. Cloudy morning. Steamy. Returning to Zanzibar for the mail. Discovered two or three baobabs on the low delta coast bluffs. Detached islets. Some quite small, with overhanging shores, like ships, all densely leafy. After stay of two hours, sailed for

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November 1911


Original journal dimensions: 10 x 17 cm.

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