Saturday 3rd April 1915

It was a fine day.
I went to Auckland by the Kawau which left here about 12.30pm. Mr Woods & Jim Greenwood went up by her, we had a very fair passage. We arrived in Auckland about 5.30pm. Mr Wallace was in the Auckland wharf to meet me, and we immediately took the ferry over to Devonport and wagonette up to the house, where I received a hearty welcome. The house seems quite deserted now the boys are all away, Bert being the last to leave. He and Alan are in Egypt.
Noel & his wife were up from Te Kuiti for a holiday but they were out when I got there, so did not see them before I went to bed.