Monday, January 29, 2007

March 29th

(Continued from previous page) scenery of the mountains.
Mr and Mrs Boit , Mrs Horstmann and myself to walk down to Genoa Harbour and survey the ship “Moon.”Afterwards Miss Horstmann and myself took a most delightful drive to “hari”, going along by the seashore and through a pretty avenue of orange and palm trees. The next day which was the 29th. The ship "Moon" called us on board in the morning to commence our long see voyage to the far East, leaving one of England's most beautiful harbours behind us in glorious sunshine and sea like a mill pond.

March 31st We arrived at our first port Naples anchoring there for some few hours. We explored the town which was most interesting in spite of being pestered with beggars and the awful sights one sees....

2 comments:

Oliver Slay i Texidor said...

I wonder if Mr and Mrs Boit are Edward Darley Boit and his wife, Mary Louisa Cushing Boit?

There's a painting by John Singer Sargent (see the following page for the painting) of Mary Louisa Cushing Boit - the Boit's seem to travel a lot...

http://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/unbound/flashbks/james/jboit.htm

Oliver Slay i Texidor said...

that link was here