Breakfast in our cabin as usual. Soft boiled eggs, toast, and coffee. I dressed after breakfast while Richard was walking out on deck. Went down stairs with him to lunch today. I did not try to go up on deck for we must pack the trunks this afternoon with the things we will not need while in Africa and have them ready to store at Dakar.
It was quite a task to decide what things we needed and could carry and which must be packed away in our travellettes, but finally everything is settled and they are packed and lockedâ€”ready to store. Praise the Lord!
Thursday, February 27, 1930
We wakened early this morning with the expectation of getting our first glimpse of Africa. We will land at Dakar about noon and sail again at 6:00 p.m. Breakfast over early she (the chamber maid) brought it before I could get my clothes on. Yes, there is the shore of Africa! Richard is so thrilled. He is like a boy who cannot keep still.
Two or three little sail boats tossed by the waves. Lighthouses to warn of the barren rocks. Closer and closer to the shore.
Lunch was served at 11:30 a.m. today. I could not eat much. We are landing so Richard could not wait for desert. He is watching the lines being thrown ashore and inch-by-inch, they are making her (the ship) fast. One would not think it would take so long. Richard finally went ashore and I spent all the afternoon in the library and on lower deck.