ABSTRACT

In traversing the centre of the lake, the author came rather suddenly upon a novel sight. The smooth surface of the water was undulated in short sharp swells, without any wind whatever, and none for hours before. These waves were exactly east and west in the ridges, and of the form and size of “steamboat waves” upon the Thames. Between Wady Semakh and Wady Fik there are at least four distinct localities where every feature in the Scripture account of this incident may be found in combination. Above there are rocks with caves in them, very suitable for tombs: and farther down there is ample space for tombs built on sloping ground. The Rob Roy now runs close to shore between two trees in the water, and moors there, with her bows towards land —an attitude the most suitable in a place when visitors may call without sending up their cards.