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mahogany rowboat and her flags.  She [[red underline]] seems a picture of comfort and refinements of civilisation [[\red underline]] in this background of tropical forest.  Walking in the woods I see everywhere [[red underline]] traces of deer or other game. [[\red underline]]
Later on we shifted our position to about two miles from drawbridge and tollhouse.  It is difficult to climb the steep sandy banks but we found a place with two [[strikethrough]] stat [[/strikethrough]]palmetto piles to which to tie up.  Quiet night very cool.  Heavy dew on deck but sky clear.

Nov. 17
Morning sun brought warmth.
Went on [[red underline]] an exploration trip in the woods, [[\red underline]] part have good dry ground and not too much underbrush.
[[red underline]] Enormous palmettos [[\red underline]]

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[[red underline]] everywhere also live oak and tall pines. [[\red underline]]  All this a [[red underline]] lovely picture. [[\red underline]]  Found also some [[red underline]] excellent oysters [[\red underline]] on the stakes which give us a good breakfast.  [[red underline]] Oysters are plentiful everywhere [[\red underline]] on this trip.  No trouble in getting a meal any time from oysters picked up almost anywhere.
[[crossed out]] Canal cuts thru [[\crossed out]]
At toll chain and drawbridge had to pay $3.50 or 10c a foot for length of boat.  Canal cuts thru marshes, then enters [[red underline]] Tolomato River [[\red underline]] also called North River.  No trouble in finding course by means of board posts.  Now and then some big porpoises, diving in an out the water.   Weather just midly warm.  Saw a lovely white sandy beach on shore towards 
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