Thurdsay. Came in sight of Port Said 7.30 am. Stop eleven hours. Coal ship and take in provisions. Doctor Kirk, Mr & Mrs Gregory, Marian & myself go on shore. We engage a guide & visit the Mohammedan Mosque & see them worship & wash their feet & we handle the Khedives' Sword. We buy our helmets & toupes etc. We return to ship for lunch & I go ashore again in the afternoon & take Hedley & Freddie. But it is a dirty & immoral place. But very interesting. The Arab boys dive for money, also dive under our ship & come up the other side and put money in their mouths. We enjoy ourselves here & a sight worth seeing.
The sun very warm & 90 degrees in cabin but closed to keep out coal dust. We up anchor & start down the Suez Canal about 6 o'clock p.m. Suez Canal 87 miles long.