Sunday January 25th
Went on Delta Barrage Trip. Leaving Empire Service Club at 9.30AM – taken by taxi to Nile then boarded launch. 26 in party. Trip took 2 hours each way. Saw many of Old Egypt irrigation system (water well with bullock). Delta Barrage at fork(?) of blue & white Nile. Rather disappointed in ??? (old fashioned). Went through Museum of Models in which was the famous Aswan Dam (Upper Egypt). Grounds set out in lovely garden. Could go over ??? by Donkey or Trolley. Left Delta at 2.30PM. Very cold trip to landing wharf. Arriving back at Empire Club 4.30PM. Had best meal of leave then to Empire Theatre seeing “Ray Milland” in “Wise Girl”. Very good show. Looked in on another cabaret then to Sydney House.
(note – photos taken during the Delta Barrage trip are here)
Monday January 26th
Looked around city and did some shopping then met rest of boys. Took shower in NZ Club and off to pictures at 3.15PM seeing “Man behind the Mask”. Visited New Star Bar then split up, 2 going to pictures others to cabaret. Saw “Navy Blue & Gold“.
Tuesday January 27th
Collected washing & packed up gear then out for last stroll around Cairo – spent rest of money on tobacco & NZ Club. Had meal. Met lorries at 1.15PM. Finally left station at 2.45PM arriving in new camp at 6PM. Now 12 in each tent. Very dusty area. Retired early.
Wednesday January 28th
Back to old routine. Battalion parade – drill. Routine march. Wrote at night.
Thursday January 29th
Usual parade. Hard sand storm blowing. Visited mobile dentist in afternoon. Wrote at night.
Friday January 30th
Missed parade – had two? teeth filled. Managed to have rest of day off. Continued writing.