Saturday 5th February 1916

It was very fine in the morning. I was sorry that our trip to Warkworth was put off, but in the afternoon I changed my mind as it thundered and poured with rain which would make the roads in a terrible state. I read in the Weekly News this morning that the steamer “Squall” was wrecked near East Cape, she had on board 400 bales of Wool which she had loaded at Te Araroa and was bound fro Napier, she sank in 20 fathoms of water and no possibility of getting her up. I was wondering whether the boys had Wool on board her, so I went a wire to them to enquire.

Willie went fishing late in the pm and brought home some schnapper and rock cods.