Sunday 2 February 1919
Left Cairo, nine inches of rain had fallen in 6 hours equal to 4½ years average which is about 2½ inches. In consequence Train line was flooded & the Motors charge 2/-/- to get in from Heliopolis.
Had to bring a case of Silver Cups for sports so had to get on early. Padre Colonel on board inclined to be rough on Australians. I replied that after what we had been thro' we were certainly inclined to damn comfortable Christianity as represented by him. He was making his first trip to the Holy Land yet 3 years in Cairo.