27 April 1929
S.S. Orford enters the Suez Canal, Egypt just after midday.
Jane Thomson ♀ observes that “the east side is very
barren but the west side is watered by a canal from the hole and is quite
fertile.” Sources: 1
Thomson, Jane S. and Edward Allan Thomson. Diary of a Trip to New Zealand via New York, Panama, San Francisco, Vancouver: November 1928 - May 1929. London: Blue Gum Tree, 2018.