I clung on to it, and was picked up a day or two afterwards by a vessel which had to touch at Walfish Bay on her way to the Cape.
On reaching Walfish Bay, we safely embarked the valuable produce we had collected.
It was some hundred miles to the north of Walfish Bay, the nearest point where Europeans were located.
The collection of guano from the islands near Walfish Bay is under government control.
From Walfish Bay there are tracks which lead inland to a mission station in Damaraland.
In the neighborhood of Walfish Bay man and beast live upon this gourd almost exclusively for three months in the year.