Tuesday, 5 October 2010

5 October 1910

Wednesday.  Sea Calm.  Arrive at Colombo inside the breakwater 7 am.  At 9.30 am our party (Dr Kirk, Mr & Mrs Gregory & Mrs Mace & Willie, Wife, Boys and myself) go ashore in P & O steam launch.  We hire two Garries (Open Cabs) from 10 am till 4 pm & drive to Mt Levidius abut 8 miles in the country.  We visit the Buddist Temple, Cinnamon Gardens, Museum and Victoria Park.  Had lunch at Mt Levidius.  Coconut trees & tropical plants look splendid and seem a good race of people.    Returned to our ship (SS Namur) by P & O launch about 4.30 pm & left Colombo Harbour about 5.30 pm after a most enjoyable day.  Expenses 9/6.

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