we travelled today 3 miles NNW when we were compelled to stop in consequence of our grey horse refusing to travel. Heavy rain set in during the afternoon from the Northwest. It is clearing up towards 5 oclock pm. We are scarcely a 1/4 mile from Wallobi camp where we stopt 2 years ago; we are higher up the creek.
3rd feb. We had a fine night and it is a clear day with the exception of occasional heavy clouds. This morning I sent Turnbull and Brown for the grey horse, which they found lying down in the most wretched condition. It would take a fourtnight to get it round and I have consequently decided upon leaving it - why this loss I know not. I have not made willingly a mistake in riding which might have produced the sudden and [nobus?] inflammation of the fedlock and Turnbull has done everything in his power to cure it by the application of warm lyewater, by scarifying and bleeding. I leave it in a most beautiful country and I hope it will soon recover and enjoy itself.
I found a small leguminous plant with solitary long stalked yellow blossoms pinnate leaves unequally veined leaflets,
with the [indecipherable] covered with glandular hair the seedvessel is articulate. It grows amongst the grass on the [s- arlianed?] From bark ridges. - Stringy Bark is abundant on the sandy slopes under the rocks - A Kangarooral was caught. - Our sheep though bad travellers are very fat and our goats though good travellers are very weak and poor.
In consequence of an unfortunate fall, my watch is out of order and we are almost entirely without watches, as it is constantly stopping. Manns watch and my chronomotis were out of order long time ago, and the latter I had to send back to the Lynd. Manns watch is hopeless.We shall be probably unable to make lunar observations. It is very distressing