Wednesday 26 March 1919
One of the best Hotels in the world I think. We took Rickshaw & did some shopping in Colombo, both Dolly & the Babe looked wonderfully well. I put them on board the Derbyshire at 5 p.m. & returned to Ulimaroa. The former boat left the harbour, some 4 hours ahead of our board & as our Firemen are drunk not much chance of keeping up. I am glad to say Capt. McLean is on the Derbyshire & is very good to the little wife.
Bought 50/-/- Bananas, Pineapples & Oranges for the men & 15000 cheer.