It was a fine day. Bid good bye to the Wallaces who had been very kind to me and where I had spent a very happy time, went across to Auckland by the 9am boat. Collected up my parcels and embarked on board the “Kawau” which left Auckland at 11am, there were a lot of Omaha people returning home after the Show, although the steamer was rolling a bit I did not feel at all sick, went down to have dinner and was playing 500 in the afternoon. Willie did not meet me as he is working in the quarry for Dunning & Wyatt. John Greenwood took me and my parcels up to our gate. I was glad to get home. Everything in the garden seemed to be very dry.