From the Old Country

Dearest bell.
A few lines to say I have safely arrived at Launceston after a pleasant journey of 5 3/4 hours by rail, like Hobart it is a pretty city. The main attraction is the Cataract Gorge, a magnificent sight. Leaving launceston 4 o'clock this afternoon (Wednesday) for Sydney and live in hopes of a more pleasant voyage home. I am going to have a meal of porrige so it wont scratch my throat on the return journey.
With kind regards from yours A.E.D.