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March 25 & 26, 1930

Diary March 25The Diary of Evelyn Forrest’s Trip to Palestine
Tuesday, March 25
Dakar, Senegal Africa

8:15 a.m. Breakfast of coffee with French bread & butter. Walked to the American Consulate after coffee and waited an hour but Mr. Boyle did not come. We talked to his chief clerk about getting our trunks. They export yearly half a million tons of peanuts. I have never seen such piles of peanuts as there are around the docks. Piled right out in the open. “What if it should rain?”

12:00 noon. Big breakfast was a very poor one except a baked egg. Wrote notes of Ivory Coast trip to for Mr. Powell also letters to Lorene, then rested. Richard is in bed enjoying the Paris edition of New York paper a month old but it is printed in English. Found a new place to eat and enjoyed a real supper of eggs, toast and hot tea.

Went to bed early for we may go abroad the Phrygie at 8:00 in the morning. She is due to sail 10:00 a.m.


Wednesday, March 26
Dakar, Senegal Africa

5:45 a.m. Awake and Richard anxious to get up.

7:00 a.m. On board the Phrygie with our hand baggage. Richard has gone back up town to get our travelettes from the American Consul’s office where they have been stored since Feb. 27th.

10:00 a.m. We sailed out of the harbour at Dakar. Goodbye Africa. Past Goree Island where they used to come for slaves. Richard tried to get a picture of both the harbour and the island. I trust they are good. Changed our cabin to No. 5-7 and like it much better.

Had lunch at 11:30 a.m. and spent the afternoon reading. Richard slept for two hours. I wrote a letter to Father & Mother Forrest.

6:00 p.m. Dinner and by 8:00 we are in bed. I read for a short time.