Those of pear-shape easily fetch thirty-six to forty dollars. This again should be taken in hand by Government; and regular "salterns," like those of Triestine Capodistria, would greatly increase the quantity. Nothing can be better than the quality except rock-salt. There is another salina about one hour down the coast, formed by a reef, near the Ras el-Ma'llah.
The walls of the valley-mouth are marked, somewhat like the Harr, with caverned and corniced cliffs of white, canary-yellow, and light-pink sandstone. They then left to the right the long point Ras el-Ma'llah, fronting Mardunah Island.
Then we went south-west, and passed to port the white rocks of Mardu'nah Isle, which fronts the Ras el-Ma'llah, capping the ugly reefs and shoals that forbid tall ships to hug this section of the shore.