T. Cook and son; J. H. de Bussy,
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to the chalk mountains of Rembang, whilst the island of Madoera appears to the eye as a continuation of this plateau-shaped highland.
Right between the two. the coast-line visibly turns inland; the highland retreats far south, where rises, on the horizon, the chain of peaks of the Ardjoeno, with its forelying mountain, the Penang-goengan.
This seeming gulf, is in reality the low-lying level of the Solo river, whose slimy waters form a dirty yellow, sharply-defined spot, stretching far out into the blue sea. At the outlet of this discolouration, we see a light-ship at anchor, which signals with balls and cones the depth of the gully in the "Westgat." Soon afterwards, the high white lighthouse of Sourabaya becomes visible in the south-east. In charge of a pilot, we get into the very shallow strait of Madoera.
At first, the two shores are far apart, but farther on, we get close under the island of Madoera, beautifully covered with vegetation, and numerous fishermen's campongs, built right out into the water, in front of which the small sailing prows are floating on
the roads of sourabaya.the roads of sourabaya.