Fairchild Tropical Garden Expedition aboard the Cheng Ho 1939-1940
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JUN 1940
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Zamboanga, Mindanao, Philippines

Written by Edward Beckwith on Sunday, June 16, 1940

Sunset at Zamboanga, Mindanao, Philippines
Sunset at Zamboanga, Mindanao, Philippines. Photographed in 2006 by headlessspider.
Everyone was pleased that we were getting in about on schedule. The navigating was simple after sighting the light.

Our future plans will depend partly on mail at Zamboanga. As far as the junk is concerned she must go to either Sandakan, Borneo or Cebu, Philippines, the only two places where there is a dry dock. It is quite possible, however, that Ted will be called for naval service, which will complicate matters.

The arrival at Zamboanga closed a circuit since leaving there the end of January, a cruise of about 5 1/2 months.

Ted spoke this morning of our departure from here in January as “the beginning of the dictatorship.”

At about 5 I “dressed up” for the first time in many weeks and went ashore with Anne, first to tea at Col. Smiths, whom we had seen when we were here 5 months ago, and then to Mrs. Wilson. She is a Scotch lady who has been here for 31 years and her husband is the Standard Oil agent here. Mrs. Wilson took the cat which was on the boat on our last visit. Anne asked her where I could develop films and she said I could go to her country house 3 miles out. This was a great piece of good luck.

 

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