28th January 1933 cont. - we dug a soak
We believed that we would get good water here but when we dug a soak the water turned out pretty foul and smelt. However as this was the only water we had seen that day we had to make it do. We were carrying an eight gallon drum on the pack camel so we were not seriously inconvenienced. Rain again threatened but once again it fell somewhere else if it fell at all.

The boy was given his ration of flour and tea and sugar and a little jam and we turned in pretty early after baking the evening damper.