Leaving Colombo we hugged the Indian coast for a couple of days & cut across the Arabian sea.
The heat was terriffic at Aden. We were promised leave ashore here but when arrived we were told of a Smallpox outbreak so after staying half a day we left. The natives here again are great dealers curios & eatables & Tobacco.
Saw a red headed nigger.
Arrived Suez There is a big army garrison at Aden. It is said that rain falls about once in seven years.
Arrived Suez. April 1
We the red sea is so called