zaterdag 2 februari 2013

Herman Melville -- 2 februari 1857

Feb 2d Monday. At 10. AM sighted Cypruss. on starboard bow. Coming near long reach of whitish & yellowish coast with lofty mountains inland. From these waters rose Venus from the foam. Found it as hard to realize such a thing as to realize on M' Olivet that from there Christ rose.--About 5 P.M. came to anchor off Larnaca the port of Cypruss. Could not well go ashore. But saw pretty much all worth seeing from deck. A level country about the town. Turkish look. Palms & minarets--houses along the shore. Export wine here. Quite a scene among the boatmen alongside. Rivalry of five boatmen for one passenger. Sunset.

Herman Melville (1819-1891) was een Amerikaanse schrijver. Hij schreef onder meer drie reisdagboeken.

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