A dusty day

Posted: January 27, 2015 by tripmanic in 1914

Today has been very dusty. We had to leave on Saturday. We went out to Heliopolis and had a good look round. The buildings are magnificent, mostly built of white stone whole blocks covered by one building.

I had a roll on the skating rink, the floor was not very good. Later in the evening I had a look in at the Y.M.C.A.

I rose to the heights on Sunday, climbed to the top of Cheops Pyramid. It was very hard work. The steps are all very high, but there is no climbing feat attached to it. The view from the top is beautiful, it being 430 odd feet high, somewhere about four times the height of the Adelaide Post Office Tower.

Yesterday I went out shooting with the company, we fired ten rounds at head and shoulder targets, at about 700 and 800 yds. Our platoon did the best of the battalion.

Have just been putting in a couple of hours of good solid work on the Company’s pay sheets, converting the English money into Egyptian.


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