At Coquilhatville, as elsewhere in the State, the prisoners are given useful work to do.
The few white men who live in Coquilhatville have been able to maintain five horses which are used by the so-called Riding Club.
On August 10th, we leave Coquilhatville and steam down the river to Irebu, which we reach after a few hours hot journey.
The line runs along the bank all the way from Leopoldville to Coquilhatville and was very difficult to erect.
The town of Coquilhatville consists of rows of brick houses standing in their own gardens and fronting on avenues.
Coquilhatville, the capital of this important District is the largest town in the Upper Congo.
Flying overhead toward Coquilhatville was a 300-horse power hydroplane containing two people.
Next day we decide to leave the Flandre and stay for a week or so at Coquilhatville.
A native refused to sell us a duck at Coquilhatville for 14/-, for ducks are rare.
Next day we reach Coquilhatville early and after taking some rubber and gum copal on board leave in the afternoon.