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March 26, 1936

Off the coast of Masbate. Fishing was tried by Kerk etc, but the water was too rough. Arrived in the little harbour about 4 p.m. and the whole party went ashore and visited the mill of Masbate Consolidated,–which crushes 800 tons a day and is now being enlarged to 2000 tons,–said to be the largest in the Orient. Apparently it is very efficient and up to date, and seems very impressive indeed.

Coming hack in the dark, some of us in a small launch were stuck on the bar for 40 minutes in a driving rain. Very glad to get back to the ship–and a bath and dinner! More bridge.