We have had our first sight of land Mariguana a coral island, one of the Bahamas. Every one stood in silence to see it, it was so beautiful. The spray dashed so high, that as it fell, we at first took it for streams and cascades. It was just at sunrise and we cast longing looks at the soft green hills bathed in light. Now it is gone and we have only the wide ocean again. But a new color has appeared in the water a purplish pink which looks very tropical and there are blotches of yellow seaweed. Some of it caught in the wheel and stopped it. The sailors drew it up and gave it to the children to taste. It was like a little fruit and they say the birds eat it.