hills with mountains in the distance. Not very high. Some perhaps about 6000 feet above the sea. The Victoria Nyanza one of the largest in the world. Second to size only to Lake Superior. Hippopotamus common around the muddy and reedy shores. The Lake is comparatively shallow, only about 240 feet at the deepest part. Anchored at dark. Feb 12. Started at daybreak. Arrived at Antebbe about 11:00 A.M. at head of a beautiful bay. Measured one tree about six feet in diameter a little way back from the shore. Many are three or four feet, with fine, wide-spreading head. One tree, of moderate size, had noble digited leaves, fourteen or more, eighteen inches wide. Peteols two feet long. Mr. Rees took me to the Uganda Protectorate. (See the book entitled Uganga Protectorate, two volumes, by Sir Harry Johnston.)
Original journal dimensions: 10 x 17 cm.
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