Went for a tour of the North coast in a civilian car with a Miss Hotham and a Miss Bell. Visited Gen. Cunningham the Commander of the Home Guard on the Island. Had a perfectly lovely day.
Went to the Ranges and later drove to Ventnor with John and Charlie, then drove up the coast road, through Ryde and home.
Engineers are scraping the roads in our camp today – they are feet deep in slimey mud and traffic is stopped. Went into Cowes tonight to visit m Mrs. Hothrun. Will go back on Sunday if it is at all possible.
Went to Newport with Dick Eldred to visit young Jackson. Afterwards drove through to see Ventnor on the south coast. It is a very beautiful little place. On the way home stopped and had fried eggs and potatoes at Godshill. Awfully wet.
Loaded on T.L.C. in a.m. and proceeded to Egypt Hill, west of Cowes on scheme with Tanks. Had a great difficulty in landing craft. Got terribly wet in afternoon. Otherwise a very successful day.
We started out bright and early with “B” Squadron Tanks on a landing and invasion scheme. Four T.L.C. (Tank Landing Craft) were loaded at one beach with Tanks and Carriers and we started. Once craft ran on the rocks and there we sat high and dry. At 2:30 the tide had gone out sufficiently for me to climb down and walk ashore. Raining hard tonight – roads almost impassible. Col. Halmer arrived tonight to take the sanitary duties off my hands. Tomorrow we go with the “A” and “C” on a scheme.