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: Passage through the Suez Canal
medium: diaries
date: 23.8.1922
person: Balfour/ Henry
date: 1922-1923
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
text: Wed., 23rd
text: Entering Port Said at 4 a.m. Got up & went on deck. Col. Ellis, Col. Tate, Mrs. Hicks & the others left the ship. Did not coal & ship started again at 8 a.m. & entered the Canal. Pretty warm & very airless. Saw flamingoes in the lagoons on W. side immediately after leaving Port Said. Grey shrikes very abundant on the telegraph wires. Black & white Kingfishers numerous; a few Rollers & Hoopoes. Some fairly large Sandpipers, a few swallows & many martins. Several large falcons & Kestrels; numerous Kites; some gulls & terns. Egyptian vultures & another kind. Reached Ismailia about 1.30 p.m., & the Bitter Lakes at 3.50 p.m. Saw a very large jackal on the E. bank of the canal before reaching Suez where we arrived at about 7.0 p.m.