28 Nov: Wednesday (12.45 am)

     Got the twenty two pounder bag away this morning. The weather has been terrible all this morning – a combination of gale, rain and snow. We had to cart all our baggage around in this muck to be weighed. We are free this afternoon and are going in to Cheltenham or Gloucester.

     (10.45 pm)    Had a great time in Gloucester with Keith, Don, Bob & Vic. Had a tea out and all of us bought either knives or catapults to take to Christmas Island. Went to Plaza and saw ‘Solid Gold Cadillac’. The weather is freezing cold and I’m feeling it worse with no greatcoat.