The Diary of Evelyn Forrestâ€™s Trip to Palestine
Friday, February 28, 1930
When I first awoke the sun was up but Richard was fast asleep. Praise God for strength enough to be the first one out of bed. Our breakfast was served in the room at 8:30 a.m. Soft boiled eggs, toast, coffee and milk.
While Richard bathed and dressed, I lay down again and overslept so my lunch had to be received in my cabin. My morning trip down the corridor was successful. Richard went down alone to lunch. After my hot bath and tea, I feel a little stronger and walked right on up to the upper deck to our chairs. The ocean is calm as a milk pond and so blue. Mr. and Mrs. Hardy found us on deck. He speaks English beautifully. It is so good to hear him talk. They spent the whole afternoon with us. Went down to dinner. Retired early.
Saturday, March 1, 1930
7:30 a.m. Awake but did not get up at once for we will not reach Conakry until 10:00 a.m. and the 6:30 train for today will be gone. Breakfast is over, everything packed, and I am up on deck watching us approach the city, which is to be our home for three days. They came near not letting us land because I am still sick and weak on my feet. Then they wanted a deposit of sufficient money for our transportation home, which Richard did not have in cash. Finally, it was all arranged and we went down the steps into the little rolling pitching tender. Jesus helped me each step and I walked as steadily as if well. Praise God! Up the steps out of the tender was a little more difficult but Jesus helped me each step. Richard found a good room at the Grand Hotel with running water and toilet. Harry Watkins of Winston Salem, N.C. came down to meet and help us.