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March 30, 31 & April 1, 1930

Evelyn Forrest's Trip to Palestine

The Diary of Evelyn Forrest’s Trip to Palestine
Sunday, March 30, 1930
One the Atlantic Steamship Phrygie

Diary March 30 & 31I went to sleep last night listening to the loading of the Banaros. The Phrygia left Los Palmas shortly before mid-night. There must have been a storm at sea for the ocean was very rough when we awoke at 11:30 p.m. thinking it was nearly morning. Richard was up as usual but I had my coffee [and] milk served in [our] cabin and dressed just in time for lunch at 11:00 a.m. Did not feel at all well this morning and was blue and home sick but after reading “Streams in the Desert” (see below) felt better. Sat in a steamer chair from lunch until time for tea 3:00 p.m. Richard slept in the Salon. Enjoyed both tea and dinner although many are seasick. We are both feeling fine. Retired early after prayers but did not sleep very well it was very rough.


Monday, March 31, 1930
On the Atlantic Phrygie

It is a little smoother this morning but it was awful all night. Both of us had our coffee milk and buns in our cabin after which we read a little then dressed for lunch. Richard undressed went to bed to rest. I sat out on the deck in a steamer chair until time for tea at 3:00 p.m. which both of us enjoyed very much.

Diary April 16:00 p.m. Dinner and we retired early for we will be in Casa Blanca, Morocco early in the morning and we want to hear the “Brass Band,” which comes to welcome the soldiers.


Tuesday, April 1, 1930
Casa Blanca, Morocco

6:00 a.m. We arrived in the harbour and could not dock until nearly 8:00 a.m. because another ship occupied the place. It was to have sailed last night but all the soldiers were up town drunk and they could not find them. We went ashore immediately after coffee and drove all over the city in an auto with a native guide who speaks beautiful English. It is much larger than we thought—150,000 inhabitants. It has grown like a mushroom since the war. The American colony on an elevation by the sea was beautiful. Visited a Morocco leather factory and purchased some curios. Back on Phrygie for lunch. Had a fine view of the harbour as the little tug slowly turned our boat around so we could head out to sea.

Streams March 30

Streams March 30

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