Halsey 3rd May 1914

Read by Ian Fisher

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Halsey 3 May 1914   

From: H.M.S.New Zealand at Cromarty   

My Dear Father,   

I have been very bad about writing lately, but up here one spends all day on the bridge and by the time night comes one is feeling anything but in a letter – writing mood. We go out every day fireing and this week we have 3 nights at it too. We generally have Saturday in harbour and Sunday too.   

Yesterday I motored to a loch about 9 miles away with the Captain of the Natal and had as good a day with trout as I have ever had – we got 73 between us – my 37 weighted 13lbs. Today I am motoring to Beauly [Inverness] to luncheon with Bo Wood, Jock’s brother. I hope you may be able to come and join me before we go South, which will be about 20th May. I hope Mother and Fyfie will enjoy their trip abroad. I had a letter from Gavin yesterday – full of ideas of an invention, which I must go into from a professional point of view and see if it is feasible, but he has set me a hard task.   

The ship is doing very well and I am awfully pleased with the ship’s company. We are just going to Church so no more.   

Love to you all,   

Believe me ever your affectionate Son   

Lionel Halsey   

D/EHL F61/3

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