Written by Edward Beckwith on Monday, February 19, 1940
Terrestrial leech found in forests throughout southeast Asia. Photographed in 2006 by de wan.
Very heavy rain all night. I stayed on deck till about 4 AM when the mattress was soaked and water came through the canvas below. If I had used Fant’s cot I think everything would have been all right. Mr. Tammes and Mr. and Mrs. Van-der-Vlies came aboard at about 9. Previously Anne and Marian started a campaign of cleaning up. Anne and Marian wanted me to go on a trip up the river in the launch but I had too much to do on board. Tammes and Mr. and Mrs. Van der Vlies (Forestry Service) came in the morning and stayed to lunch after their trip in the launch. Tried my Sherwin-Williams waterproof compound on a part of the awning to test it. Hugo climbed 3/4th up the mountain near our landing and returned late badly bitten by leeches but with some interesting specimens. Ted went to Manado to see about shipping a supply of fuel to Poso. Beat Marian 1 game at Chinese checkers in the evening and looked over maps with David.