The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - 'Diary of a Tour in the Naga Hills, 1922-1923' by Henry Balfour

caption: Entering the Mediterranean Sea aboard the Malwa
medium: diaries
date: 15.8.1922
person: Balfour/ Henry
date: 1922-1923
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
text: Tues. 15th
text: Off Tangier, 7.30 a.m. Very fine & smooth. Dolphins very numerous. Tarifa Point 8.15 a.m. Gibraltar, 9.30 a.m. Went ashore for an hour with Mrs. E.M. Campbell. Found it very hot on shore & dusty. Sailed at about 1 p.m. Discovered that the Captain of the "Malwa", W.R. LeMare, was the boy I knew 50 years ago nearly, at Macclesfield. Both delighted to meet one another again. He insisted on my being transfered to his table for meals. We had a good talk about Macclesfield days & the Grammar School, etc. Hot at night & the ship vibrating badly (a characteristic of the "Malwa" which I had noted on the voyage to Australia in her in 1914, but which seems to have become more marked, making her very uncomfortable to travel in, especially in certain parts, e.g. my cabin, where the oscillation has 'nodes', as it were.) Apart from this vibration the "Malwa" is very nice & my cabin was excellent, being a corner one with 2 windows.