It is strange to witness cattle finding sustenance

TCD MS 10515 folio 20v

TCD MS 10515 folio 20v

[March 8th 1916]tionally good, as almost at the very edge of the sea, where the mud flats have been most recently formed and the water most probably is still brackish, herds of cattle can be seen grazing on the self-sown herbage. It is strange to witness cattle finding a sustenance where at first sight it would appear that only water fowl could exist. But so fertile is the soil that as rapidly as the deposit is exposed by the advancing delta a carpet of green grass immediately springs up. The effect of the convolutions of the river on the vegetation interested me. On the convex side of a river bend, sedimentation of course occurred; this resulted in a shelving shore, a gradual reclamation of the land, a fresh growth of young grass and