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Page 62 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 1

Moir, Ethel, 1916, Document
Page 62 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 1
Page 62 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 1
Page 62 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 1
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Page 62 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 1
& muddy looking. Reni is a quaint little place, beautifully situated on the banks of the river & away in the distance, row upon row of rugged peaks - the Eastern Carpathians. The village itself is very primitive & very cosmopolitan, being a frontier "station". We mustered again at 6 o'cl: & boarded "The George" the little river steamer that is to taking us up the River. She is not much of a tub,
very tiny indeed, so we are verra' cramped & at night anything but comfie! Eight of us crowd into a very hote "black hole of Calcutta" & fugged over-night!
We sailed about 11 p.m. last night & when we awoke or at least when daylight arrived! - we found ourselves placidly wending our way southwards . The scenery is beautiful, the S. bank is very flat & wooded - stretches of green, green meadowland with hundreds of sheep & cattle grazing. And on the other side high cliffs & rugged mountains in the distance. We are just passing Hirshová, a picturesque little place situated high up on the top of the cliffs & the grey domes of an old church towering high above everything. We expect to get to Chernavoda [Cernavoda] about mid-day - then some more train, the Front & work.
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