Fairchild Tropical Garden Expedition aboard the Cheng Ho 1939-1940
MARCH 1940
 
 
 
 
 
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
APRIL 1940
 
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
MAY 1940
 
 
 
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
JUNE 1940
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
JUN 1940
1

South Loloda Bay, Halmahera, Indonesia

Written by Edward Beckwith on Saturday, June 1, 1940

Cliffs and rock islands off the west coast of Kahatola Island, South Loloda Bay
Cliffs and rock islands off the west coast of Kahatola Island, South Loloda Bay. Photographed by Edward Beckwith.
Edward Beckwith photographing a small rock island off Kahatola Island
Edward Beckwith photographing a small rock island off Kahatola Island. Photographed by David Fairchild.
Vegetation on rocky cliffs of Kahatola Island
Vegetation on rocky cliffs of Kahatola Island. Photographed by Edward Beckwith.
 
Caves along the shore of Kahatola Island
Caves along the shore of Kahatola Island. Photographed by David Fairchild.
Waterfall and cave along shoreline of Kahatola Island
Waterfall and cave along shoreline of Kahatola Island. Photographed by David Fairchild.
Cave along shoreline of Kahatola Island
Cave along shoreline of Kahatola Island. Photographed by Edward Beckwith.
 
Hugo and Fenton started at about 5 in the launch for a trip down the coast to a river marked on the chart. They took both launches and the large one came back in time to take Anne, Marian, David and me to Kahatola Island. These shores were very steep and David gathered some specimens from the boat near a waterfall that came down the face of the rock. We then went in the launch around to the sea side of Kahatola where there was a spectacular pinnacle of rock and innumerable caves into which the launch could go for a short distance. A few bats in one and many swallows in another. Some were tunnels which went right through a point or an island and which the launch could pass through. The scenery with steep rocks rising from the sea was grand and beautiful.

I prepared a tentative schedule for our course when we leave here as follows:

Hand-drawn map of a route to the Philippines
Kilkenny insisted on going to Zamboanga as port of entry to the Philippine Islands. David and Anne wished to avoid Zamboanga and go to Basilan Island, but this would not be a proper procedure.

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.

Submit a comment

You can use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>