22nd June 1917

At sea. Dense fog has been met with most of the night and right up to the time we got into Halifax, where we anchored at 1-15 p.m. The fog delayed us considerably. Quite an interesting sight was seen on arrival here for there are the Vaterland (which we last saw at New York), the Allan liner Calgarian (a fine vessel), the cable-steamer we saw at sea with the Isis during our trip to England the other day, the French cruiser Marseillaise, and the flagship Leviathan. There are also two large submarines alongside the Dockyard. The docks which were in process of extension when we were here last have “grown” to a great extent. The weather is fine, foggy and the air rather crisp.

The trip across the Atlantic is the best we have yet had, calm seas being, for the most, experienced, probably due to the fact that our course lay well South.

The Hospital Ship Monarch came in this afternoon from England. 1,350 tons of coal are being taken in, a start being made at 2 p.m. Several bags of mails came aboard this afternoon, and I received letters from you (dated May 20th and June 3rd), Mother (dated 21st May), Aunt Nina (dated 21st May) and Cousin Net (dated 20th May). I have written to you.

The Devonshire left four days ago with a convoy for England. The Carnarvon whilst on her way here from Bermuda ran aground and is now in dock at Bermuda undergoing repairs.

10 p.m. Coaling has been stopped for today and will restart in the morning.

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