Monday 12 February 1917
Still on the road & raining hard – but all hands are happy. Passed several Catipillar Tractions pulling loads of 10 tons over the sand. Country gets more Desert like & has edible bush as we go back. A man could make a do of 20,000 acres or less of Rafa country – all Bedouin Stock were fat there.
[The following crossed through]
Letters from Mother 7/1/17
Joe 7/1/17 & 1/1/17
Papers "Australasian" & papers from Mrs. Callow & Punch from Mr. Ferrar. So far Mother's Housewife has not turned up. I am very