Image from page 32 of “India impressions, with some notes of Ceylon during a winter tour, 1906-7 [microform]” (1907)
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Title: India impressions, with some notes of Ceylon during a winter tour, 1906-7 [microform]
Year: 1907 (1900s)
Authors: Crane, Walter, 1845-1915
Subjects: India — Description and travel Sri Lanka — Description and travel
Publisher: London : Methuen & Co.
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN
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urse subject to changesaccording to the sky, which turned to a wonderfulclear greenish gold after sunset, powdered withsmall dark clouds which floated across it ; a violetMush above the gold blending it into the deepblue of the upper sky, the small floating cloudsagainst it showing ashy grey, while against thegold of the afterglow they looked nearly black, thesea being of a rather cold metallic blue. Theserene weather and the splendour of the moonlitnights continued, but the temperature roseconsiderably, reaching 88° Fahr. in our cabin,which was on the starboard side of the ship. It isas well to remember that port side cabins are 12 INDIA IMPRESSIONS cooler for the outward voyage, and those on thestarboard side for the homeward voyage, as goingeastwards the heat of the sun falls on the starboardside necessarily for the greater part of the day,while going westwards of course the reverse is thecase. This applies more particularly to the Red Sea. On November 30th we passed the island of
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f THE PASSAGE OF THE RED SEA (Therm : 88D or so !) Jubbelteer, on which was a lighthouse, and later, The Twelve Apostles, a series of rocky volcanic-looking islands of bold and angular outline, andapparently barren. Sea-birds, however, were seenwith black and white bodies and brown wings flyingclose to the water. On December the 1st we passed Mocha, ofcoffee celebrity, and the island of Perrim, wherethere are lighthouses and signal stations, but, likethe other islands we had seen, otherwise desolatein the extreme. Later the Arabian coast cameinto view and the sea was dotted with the sails ofArab dhows. The coast as we approached Adenshowed volcanic-looking mountains, striking in form THE VOYAGE 13 and bold in outline, with stretches of sand and rockbetween. Aden was reached about 2 p.m., a schoolof dolphins playing about the ship as if to welcomeour arrival. Aden looked a queer uninviting place, baked dry-by the sun—a cluster of temporary and barrack-likebuildings huddled together a
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