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to coal. Our skipper said 'You may do as you please but it is best to obey orders' . Passed Galle, a very beautiful place, and hugged the shore till we reached Colombo. We moored about 4 p.m. We passed several catamarans on the way. [See image for drawing of catamaran.] The steamers do not berth alongside a quay but moor to buoys placed inside the breakwater. We had not been here long before water boats came alongside & started to pump it aboard.

23rd February Monday 1915

The Celanese wear a sort of

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