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Oct 26th
Raining pretty hard & all drill is off but we enjoyed ourselves packing & unpacking Kit Bags. The harbour at Albany is open to the sea & when with the wind blows straight through the heads makes it pretty rough.

Oct 27th
is still pretty cloudy overhead it is drizzling rain.
The Troops are all eating like horses & are getting fat & lazy as a result of no work. They are beginning to get full of sticking on the ship for there is nothing to do only eat, sleep & do a bit of physical drill.

Oct 31st
We went into the wharf again today to get water & all the troops with the exception of our Company (who were on guard) went for a march similar to that we had on the previous occasion the only difference being that to day this time it was raining & thereby marred what would have been a pleasant march. All the boats are anchored here now & such a

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