The page for Friday, January 25th says:
Leave Boya's about 5:30 a.m. Arrive Concepcion 11 Am. Enquire for eggs - if we remain over night - they will send into the Pueblo Schoeneman's agent full of tricks to have us remain. We go ahead arrive at Playa de Oro 2:30 p.m. Now, for as wild a ride in a canoe as ever I want. Get to thinking "How can the Co. ever repay D.C.S for his nerve and service to it" Talk of rain; it is not the word to use- cloudbursts, continuous and unremitting downpour for 2 hours. Canoe flooded - trees smapping - men poling for the lives and boy calm and blue eyed at the novelty of it. Well, my head is some- what relieved for the fear of an upset or a sinking of canoe. Arrive at Playa Rica at 4:30 p,pm. Making the best record time for an up trip. Report to Mr. D.C. Stapleton, V.P. and assigned to a house for the night. C.G.F and family arrive 1/2 hours later. Well it has been a day for us. Soaking wet. Climb up a bank 40 feet high to tierrar. Dream of Anna xxx Teresa S.A.C (very faint) (as always, you can click on the image to get a larger view)
Questions and comments:
- Playa Rica is just upriver from Playa De Oro
- The last line is very faint.
- On Jan 20th, he wrote “Dreaming of Sr. Teresa de Sales, and Anna” – is this the same?