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plantations which were there when [[strikethrough]] I [[/strikethrough]] we visited with Catlow in 1928. But the late Hurricane has destroyed them all and the place is abandoned and looks wild, with all the dead trees and not a house or other habitation in sight. So we decided not to land and return via Bow-legs. We noticed about a dozen small fishing skiffs on which men were fishing with long bamboo poles, which they kept lifting and dropping again. So we returned towards Bow-legs at 4:20 P.M. - Channel very well boyed, Arrived [[strikethrough]] at [[/strikethrough]] at Pidgeon Key: where we anchored just beyond at 6 P.M. Big dredges in the distance were improving the channel and placing better guides to navigation. After a quick supper all [[strikethrough]] weu [[/strikethrough]] went to sleep so as to be ready next morning at day-break. Clear-weather, pleasant breeze.
[[underlined]] May 7. [[/underlined]]
Quiet night. All up at 4 AM lifted anchor at 5:35, following the charted course.  Excellent weather and good breeze on our starboard stern. So set jib and mizzen, working to good advantage. Passed thru drawbridge 8:25 A.M. Later on lost about 25 minutes, because the cut near Arsenicker Keys was
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[[strikethrough]] 8:20 AM [[/strikethrough]] obstructed by a string of barges of which the pulling boat had stranded on the edge of the cut. Then ^[[9:45 A.M.]] without further incidents and breeze increasing we entered the Anchorage harbour at 1 P.M. Charles Sand, our second darky was waiting for us. Found a large pack of letters which had accumulated during my absence. After unpacking and taking [[strikethrough]] a swim in my basin [[/strikethrough]] a nap; took a swim in my basin. Dr. Huchison called about 5 P.M
Slept very well in the quiet surroundings.  The cat has 3 kittens, which she shelters under the brush plants near the stairs that lead to the Piazza
[[underlined]] May 8 [[/underlined]] (Sunday) Very busy day unpacking and reading accumulated mail. Restful afternoon, no callers
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[[underlined]] May 9. [[/underlined]] Lady Reporter ^[[Barbara Reed = 2968 Natoma Ave. Coconut Grove Fla.]] of Everybody's Weekly, London came for an interview about Bakelite. Evening had visit of Dr. & Mrs. Fairchild.
[[underlined]] May 10. [[/underlined]] [[strikethrough]] Dro [[/strikethrough]] Hot weather still no rain. Drove to Miami for hair-cut also Sears Roebuck. Andrew complains of lack of ventilation and light in his house, on account of trees and hedge of Calverts. Told him he and his family can use Frieda's room [[strikethrough]] while we [[/strikethrough]] while we are away. Made reservation for one compartment
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