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.