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: SS Malwa calls at Aden
medium: diaries
date: 27.8.1922
person: Balfour/ Henry
date: 1922-1923
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
text: Sun. 27th
text: Arrived at Aden c. 4.15 a.m. Quite dark. Delightful cool breeze. Ship coaling. Lt. Com. Baillie Grohman left us to join H.M. sloop "Crocus" on the Persian Gulf station, quite a loss to the passenger list. Johnson (Trinity, Cambridge) also left to tranship for Abyssinia for duty at Addis Ababa. Did not go ashore. Aden seems well supplied with motor-cars, but camels still numerous for transport. Kites very numerous in the harbour, picking up flotsam in their feet and eating on the wing. Masked gulls plentiful. We left Aden at 9.15 a.m. Cool breeze from S. or S.W. Saw some bonito. A very fine Hoopoe flew on board when we were well out of sight of land of the Hadramaut coast & remained for some hours. (
text: At noon - 12o50', 45o38'E.; 43 run. Very sultry afternoon & evening. Was much off-colour, from some slight poisoning, and did not dine.