I prepared a tentative schedule for our course when we leave here as follows:
Everyone thinks this anchorage is the most beautiful of any we have had and has greater interest for short trips.
The parrot which Anne acquired at Makian seems to be doing well and does not disturb anyone by too much screeching. He makes a noise most of the time which sounds like a creaking hinge and is not unpleasant.
Hugo and Fenton returned from their trip to the Ibu River at 10 P.M. I had retired on deck when I heard Marian say “I’m so glad, I’m so glad,” and I knew then that they were back. The river was swift and they could not go far up it so went ashore and took a long hike which almost exhausted Fenton. They found almost nothing of interest: a green lizard which they brought back alive and a few butterflies.