Item 03: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January 1916-31 December 1916 - Page 55
Monday 29" May 1916:-
Yesterday afternoon, I went for a run in the tram out to the old Provincial town of Aix - 29 km (18 miles). The journey took 2 hours & was very interesting – through fertile undulating country with everything so green & fresh and the fields covered with wild poppies & marguerites. Had a look at the Cathedral, public dispensary & museum – all of which arefearfully ancient. Arrived back at Marseille at 8 p.m. and then went to the Reiric[?] "Zone Novo" at the Casino de la plague – getting back to camp about midnight.
Thursday 1" June
Our camp is only about ½ mile from seafront and yesterday morning I commenced a series of early morning swims,