Thursday 27th July 1916

We were working the Bays near Cape Runaway, instead of calling at Hicks Bay & Matakawa point we steamed for Te Araroa, the steamer anchored a good distance off and the passengers & luggage were landed in the surf boat on the wharf the other side of the Awatere river and McKeddie’s coach brought us across and up to the Hotel, Jack met us on the wharf having ridden down from Ahomariki. Jack stopped with Henry and me at the Hotel for the night. It set in rain in the evening.