Friday 20th November 1914

We called at the Orakei Wharf to land some sheep and arrived in Auckland at 4.30. I went ashore later on and took the 7am boat across to the North Shore and walked  up to Mr Wallaces where I received a hearty welcome, after breakfast I went down to the works and had a hot bath and a sleep, after lunch I went across to Auckland, called on Mr Greudrod at his office and then went to the Horticultural Show which was held in one of the Exhibition buildings in the Domain, there was a large exhibit of Roses but the quality was not very good.