1915 – April 13

Arrived Port Said at 11 a.m. All our table got off here so we have to make new friends. Stayed all day coaling and left at 9 p.m. Went ashore and did some shopping. Met an old friend, Col. Harding, commanding the 69th, who are here. He took us around in a motor-launch and over the other side to the new Canal works. Thence two ponies for Daisie and me to ride out North to the furthest defences. A small redoubt about 1½ miles away. Poor Daisie riding a fresh pony in a light skirt with lots of leg showing and very uncomfortable. She had to take off her hat and we carried it for her.

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