The official diary of the Gould mission to Lhasa sent by the British government. Read more about the mission diary.
Nepean and Dagg went out with Neame on shikar with the telegraph linesman as guide. They went up into the hills to the north of the main track, and after a couple of hours came on to Tibetan gazelle or "goa", but the gazelle moved off and did not give an opportunity for a quick stalk, so about midday they resumed their journey to camp. They saw a single 'Kyang’ (wild ass) on the way. It was a warm sunny day with clouds about and an occasional shower in the distance. The country is very open and bare with easy rounded hills above the plain, passable almost anywhere for mounted men.
The plain round Kala affords unlimited space for aerodromes without any work being required.
Author: Philip Neame [see handwritten annotations in Diary by Hugh Richardson in MS. Or. Richardson 2, Bodleian Libary, Department of Oriental Collections, University of Oxford]
Page Reference: Pt II p.3
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