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

Written by Edward Beckwith on Tuesday, December 12, 1939

Group atop terraces near high forestry station

Group atop terraces near high forestry station outside Vigan, photographed by Edward Beckwith
Conicosa, the expert tree climber

Conicosa, the expert tree climber, collecting a species of Eugenia, photographed by David Fairchild
We drove today to a forestry station and nursery up in the hills at an altitude of perhaps 4000 ft. Shortly after the start from Vigan we stopped for an hour at a beautifully laid out station near the coast. Here they gave us a sort of second breakfast consisting of papaya ice cream, cake and coffee, –and many other things.

Had plenty of time to take good views with tripod and this is almost the first time I have felt satisfied and unhurried. The high forestry station reached on a narrow winding road with wonderful views was beautifully laid out. We had another of their elaborate lunches and I took some more satisfactory pictures, some in color. It was quite cool and windy.

Conicosa, the expert tree climber for the Forestry Bureau always goes along. He is small, slight, about 50 years old, and can manage almost any climb.

Felt rather tired and turned in early. Tamesis stayed up and played chess till 12. While his snoring is still pretty bothersome, I have managed to get adequate sleep every night since the one in Bontoc.

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