Arrived 6 a.m. Quite cold – breakfast at the Soldier’s Home – Looking very smart and nice. Garden and bungalow flourishing. It is nice to be home again, but the first few days mean a good deal of hard work and worry, mostly on Daisie’s shoulders. Susanna is well and not troublesome.
Packing up. Motor left at 4.30 p.m., arrived Pindi Station 6.40. Our train left at 11 p.m. Very crowded and we could not get a reserved compartment. Susanna cheerful and good, but both she and mother were nearly sick coming down in the motor and didn’t enjoy the trip at all.
We walked in from Chungla in time for lunch.
Daisie and I walked to Chungla Gully along the Pipe line*.
*The link here suggests the pipeline was built in 1930, but this entry here would suggest otherwise. I shall see if this can be researched further.
Daisie and I walked up Mokshpuri hill, reaching the top in an hour. Wandered about the alpine meadows there, then drove through the woods to Nathia Gully and then home to tea. We took our tiffin in our pockets and had nothing to drink, so were glad of our tea 8 hours after our last drink (at breakfast). Heaps of Monkeys. Susanna also had the luck to run across quite a lot of monkeys while she was with me.
Weather fine but very cold after hail. After Miss Key and Susanna to Murree and Daisie and I walked to Doonga by the long main road, arriving in time for tea.
Took Susanna for a long walk down the cliff and up through the woods. She was very tired but wouldn’t give in. Afternoon we walked down the road to meet the others coming in, and they arrived at 6.30 p.m. Miss Key in dandy and Daisie walking.