It was a very hot day. Wind still blowing from the E. Willie and Dave were hauling out their wood.
I planted 2 Zinnias near the front gate. Wrote a letter to Mr Wallace and posted it in the afternoon , while at the village heard that the steamer was not going to leave Auckland until 1 pm. Willie went down after tea to get the bread, meat and mail. Willie Dunning came in the evening to bring me 2 boxes strawberries & a newspaper.