Fairchild Tropical Garden Expedition aboard the Cheng Ho 1939-1940
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DEC 1939
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Vigan, Philippines

Written by Edward Beckwith on Monday, December 11, 1939

Ornaments for sale in Vigan market

Ornaments for sale in Vigan market, photographed in 2007 by leowsean
Sand dunes at Paoay

Sand dunes at Paoay, photographed by David Fairchild
Tamesis was the snorer. He kept it up all night. Unexpectedly it did not bother me the way it did in Bontoc. By stuffing my ears with cotton I had a very good sleep.

David, Sulit and I walked around the town, saw the market, etc.

The party started around 9:00 and went north along the coast, stopping first at a town which had a market day in full operation and then at the sand dunes which David had wanted to investigate. We stayed some time there and sat on a dry hill and talked to Marian while the others hunted. The sun was hot but a cool wind made the place seem like some eastern coast seaside resort. David did not find anything important. His enthusiasm for collecting is very impressive.

We stopped for lunch at the Forestry Station at Ilagan and there was another sumptuous layout of different dishes.

We went on to Bangui at the northern end of Luzon. It was raining in the section.

The plan was to investigate some Navy timber country at the extreme north end of the island. This plan was discarded because of the late hour 4 PM and the time that would have been needed to cross a ferry. After stopping at a house connected with the Forestry Bureau we returned to Vigan. The weather cleared as we came to the west coast. I changed to the other car on the way back. The Fairchilds seem to get a good deal of entertainment from my stories of Alaska and treasure hunting.

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