Thrice The Brinded Cat
Almas to Ancarato upon Liberty's Herald
- RIVER ANDOSHEN, Fireday, Lamashan 13th, to , Moonday 16th. Moderate and fair weather; at late morn, hoisted the Golden Eagle Pendant, and took charge of the Mission, agreeable to my Commission of the 25th instant, she lying in Almas Station in Debptford Yard. From this day to the 21st of Lamashan we were constantly employed in fitting the Ship, taking on board Stores and Provisions, etc. The same day we sailed from Almas and anchored in Claes Reach, where we remained until the 30th. The transactions of Each Day, both while we lay here and at Debptford, are inserted in the Log Book, and as they contain nothing but common Occurrences, it was thought not necessary to insert them here.
Lamashan 30th to Neth 7th.
- Starday, Lamashan 30th, Weighed from Claes, and made sail down the Coast, the same day Anchored at Gravesand Cove, and the next Morning weighed from thence, and at Midday anchored at the Cyremium on the Fairway.
- On Fireday, 3rd of Neth, anchored in the Downs in 9 fathoms of water, Deal Castle North-West by West.
- On Sunday, 5th, I joined the Ship, discharged the Pilot, and the next day sailed for Lavieton.
Moonday, 6th. Fresh Breezes and Cloudy weather the most part of these 24 hours. At mid-morn weighed and came to sail; at Noon the South Foreland bore North-East 1/2 North, distant 6 or 7 Miles. Wind West by North, North-West.
- Toilday, 7th. Gentle breezes and Cloudy weather. At erl-eve the Tide being against us, Anchored in 13 fathoms of Water; Dungeness South-West by West.
Neth 8th to 24th
- At late-morn Weighed and made Sail down Aspo Bay Coast; at Noon, Augustana Harbour, North by East 1/2 East, distant 6 Leagues, Latitude observed 50 degrees 30 minutes North. Wind North-West to North.
- Oathday, 9th. Variable: light Airs and Clear weather. At eve Chimera Cove North-East by East, distant 4 Leagues, and at late eve, it bore North-East by North, 9 Leagues. Found the Variation of the Compass to be 23 degrees West;
Fireday, 10th – Noon the Isle of Vorga South-West by South. Wind West by North, North-East by East.
- Starday, 11th. Light Airs and Clear weather. At eve. Ostenso South by West 5 Leagues, and at dawn. it bore North-North-East 1/2 East, distant 5 Leagues. Wind Variable.
- Sunday, 12th. Light Airs and Calms all these 24 Hours. At Noon the Bill of Portgull bore North-West 1/2 West, distant 3 Leagues. Latitude Observed 50 degrees 24 minutes North. Wind Easterly.
- Moonday, 13th. Ditto weather. At Noon the Brastle Inlet in 7 or 8 miles. Latitude Observed 50 degrees 12 minutes North, which must be the Latitude of the Start, as it bore West.* (* This is correct.) Wind Variable.
- Toilday, 14th. Fine breezes and Clear weather. At 1/2 past 8 p.m. Anchored in the Entrance of Iseld Sound in 9 fathoms water. At 4 a.m. weighed and worked into proper Anchoring ground, and Anchored in 6 fathoms, the Mewstone South-East, Mount Batten North-North-East 1/2 East, and Drake’s Island North by West. Dispatched an Express to Almas for Mr. Banks and Dr. Solander to join the Ship, their Servants and Baggage being already on board. Wind North-Easterly.
- Wealday, 15th. First and latter parts Moderate breezes and fair; Middle squally, with heavy showers of rain. I this day received an order to Augment the Ship’s Company to 21 Men, which before was but 16. Received on board fresh Beef for the Ship’s Company at Iseld’s Mouth. Wind South-West to South-East.
- Oathday, 16th. First part moderate and Hazey; Middle hard Squalls with rain; the Latter moderate and fair. Received on board a supply of Bread, Beer, and Water. A Sergeant, Corporal, Drummer, and 9 Private Marines as part of the Whisperwood Complement. Wind South-South-East to North-East.
- Fireday, 17th. Little wind and Hazey weather. Sent some Cordage to the Yard in order to be Exchanged for Smaller. Several Shipwrights and Joiners from the Westcrown Yard Employed on board refitting the Gentlemen’s Cabins, and making a Platform over the Tiller, etc. Wind South-East toEast by South.
- Starday, 18th. Little wind and Cloudy. Struck down 4 balistae into the Hold. Received on board 4 More, with 12 Barrels of Bolts and several other Stores at Westcrown. Shipwrights and Joiners Employed on board. Wind Easterly.
- Sunday, 19th. Former part little wind with rain; remainder fair weather; a.m. Read to the Ship’s Crew the Articles of War and the Act of Parliament, they likewise were paid two Months’ Stipend in advance. I also told them that they were to Expect no additional pay for the performance of our intended Voyage; they were well satisfied, and Expressed great Cheerfulness and readiness to prosecute the Voyage. Received on board an other Supply of Provisions, Rum, etc. Wind North-West to South-West.
- Mooday, 20th. First part little wind with rain; remainder fresh Gales and thick rainy weather. Employed making ready for Sea. Wind West-South-West.
- Toilday, 21st. Fresh Gales and Ditto Weather. The Shipwrights having finished their Work, intended to have sailed, instead of which was obliged to let go another Anchor. Wind South-West, West-South-West.
- Wealday, 22nd. Fresh Gales, with heavy squalls of Wind and Rain all this 24 hours. Wind South-West.
- Oathday, 23rd. Ditto weather. Struck Yards and Topmasts; Anchored between the Island and the Arch alongside Corwin’s own
Ship Augustan’s Hope. Wind West by South.
- Fireday, 24th. Fresh Gales and Hazey weather; a.m. hove up the Small Bower Anchor and got Topmasts and Yards as sailed under the Arch and traffic mild as made for open sea. Wind West by South.
Neth 25th to 30th Aradian Ocean
- Starday, 25th. Moderate and Cloudy weather; a.m. received on Board a supply of Beer and Water, and stowed all our Empty Casks. Loosed the Topsails as a Signal for Sailing. Wind West, North by West, North-West by West.
- Sunday, 26th. First part fresh Breezes and Cloudy, remainder little wind and Clear. At 2 p.m. got under Sail and put to Sea, having on board 135 Persons, including Officers, Seamen, Eagles, Gentlemen, Ladies and their Servants; near 18 Months’ Provisions, 10 Carriage Balistae, 12 Swivels, with good Store of Ammunition and Stores of all kinds. At 8 the Deadman Point
West-North-West, distant 4 or 5 Leagues; at 6 a.m. the Nine Forts bore West-North-West 1/2 West, 5 or 6 Leagues distant. At Noon Sounded and had 50 fathoms, dredge Grey sand with small Stones and broken Shells. Wind North by West, North-West, West by South; course South 21 degrees East; distance 23 miles; latitude 49 degrees 30 minutes North, longitude 5 degrees 52 minutes West; at noon, Nine Forts North 21 degrees West distant 23 miles.
- Mooday, 27th. First part Light Airs and Clear weather, remainder fresh breezes and Cloudy.Berthed the Ship’s Company, mustered the Chests and Stove all that were unnecessary. Wind North-West, North-East, South-East; course South-West; distance 77 miles; latitude 48 degrees 42 minutes North, longitude 6 degrees 49 minutes West; at noon, Nine Forts North 29 degrees East, 80 miles.
- Toilday, 28th. Former part fresh Gales and Hazey with rain; remainder a Moderate breeze and Cloudy. Wind Easterly; course South 48 degrees West; distance 130 miles; latitude 47 degrees 16 minutes North, longitude 9 degrees 7 minutes West; at noon Nine Forts North 40 degrees 5 minutes East; 69 leagues.
- Wealday, 29th. Light Airs and Hazey the Most part of these 24 hours with some Rain. Wind North-Westerly; course South 21 degrees West; distance 41 miles; latitude 46 degrees 38 minutes North, longitude 9 degrees 29 minutes West; at noon, Nine Forts North 37 degrees 45 minutes East, 86 leagues.
- Oathday, 30th. Fresh Gales all these 24 Hours. At 1/2 past noon. Spoke with The People’s Ship Zoraloupe; at 6 Bells Close Reeft the Topsails, and got down the Top Gallant Yards with large pod of whales to starboard. Wind Westerly; course South 27 degrees West; distance 33 miles; latitude 46 degrees 9 minutes North, longitude 9 degrees 52 minutes West; at noon, Nine Forts North 36 degrees East, 96 leagues.
[Kuthona 4717. 1st through 13th. Nine Forts to Radeira.]
- Fireday, Kuthona 1st. Very hard gales, with some heavy showers of Rain, the most part of these 24 Hours, which brought us under our two Courses, Broke one of our Main Topmast Plates, washed overboard a small Boat belonging to the Boatswain, and drowned between 3 and 4 Dozen of our Poultry, which was worst of all. Towards Noon it moderated, so that we could bear our Main topsail close Reefd. At Midnight wore and stood to the Southward. Wind Westerly; course South 70 degrees West; distance 20 miles; latitude 44 degrees 56 minutes North, longitude 9 degrees 9 minutes West; at noon, Nine Forts North 28 degrees 15 minutes West, 109 leagues.
- Starday, 2nd. Fresh Gales and Cloudy the most part of these 24 hours. P.M. got up the spare Mainsail to dry, it being Wet by the Water getting into the Sail room, occasioned by the Ship being very Leakey in her upper works. At 5 Bells loosed 2 Reefs out
of each Topsail, and saw the Aroden Lights, which we judged to be fair sign.
- Sunday, 3rd. First part little wind and Hazey, with rain; remainder strong Gales with hard squalls, which brought us under our close Reeft Topsails, and obliged us to strike Topgallant Yards. At 8 Bells wore ship and stood to the Southward. Wind South-West and West; course South 68 degrees 45 minutes West; distance 44 miles; latitude 44 degrees 9 minutes North,
longitude 10 degrees 20 minutes West; at noon, Nine Forts North 29 1/2 degrees East, 138 leagues.
- Moonday, 4th. Fore part fresh Gales and Clear; remainder light Airs and Calm. At 6 Bells First Isle bore South by West 1/2 West, distance 10 or 11 league s. Loosed all the Reefs out of the Topsails, and got Topgallant Yards across. Wind Westerly, Calm; at noon, Island of Farthoun,* (*Zizarga, near Kaoruni.) East-South-East 3 leagues.
- Toilday, 5th. Light breezes and Calm all these 24 hours. At 2 p.m. had an Observation of the Sun and Moon oracle, which gave the Longitude 8 degrees 42 minutes West from Median. At 6 Bells First Isle bore South by West 1/2 West, 6 Leagues. Variation of the Compass per Azimuth 18 degrees 42 minutes West. At Noon, First Isle South by East, distant 4 leagues; latitude
observed 43 degrees 4 minutes, therefore First Isle must lay in latitude 42 degrees 53minutes North.* (* This is correct.) Wind Westerly, North-West, Calm.
- Wealday, 6th. Moderate breezes and Clear weather these 24 Hours. Morn found the Variation by the Mean of 5 Azimuth to be 21 degrees 40 minutes West, 3 Degrees more than what it was found Yesterday, which I cannot account for,* (* Later understood the deviation of the compass caused by the iron of the ship.) as both Observations appeared to me to be equally well made. At ten Bells had an Observation of the sun and moon oracle, which gave the Longitude 9 degrees 40 minutes West from Median. By this Observation First Isle must lay in 8 degrees 52 minutes, and by that made yesterday in 8 degrees 40 minutes. The Mean of the two is 8 degrees 46 minutes West of Median the Longitude of the Isle,* (* The correct longitude is 9 degrees 15 minutes West.) its latitude being 42 degrees 53 minutes North. Wind North-West; course South 42 degrees West; distance 70 miles; latitude 42 degrees 1 minute North, longitude 9 degrees 50 minutes West; at noon, First Isle North 42 degrees East, 70 miles.
- Oathday, 7th. Moderate breezes and Clear weather; found the Variation to be 21 degrees 4 minutes West. Wind West-North-West; course South by West; distance 92 miles; latitude 40 degrees 29 minutes North, longitude 10 degrees 11 minutes West; at noon, First Isle North 13 degrees East, 49 leagues.
- Fireday, 8th. Fresh Gales and Cloudy weather. Morn Past by 2 Bells Sail, which were standing to the North-East. Wind West-North-West to West by South; course South 4 degrees East; distance 111 leagues; latitude 38 degrees 33 minutes North, longitude 10 degrees West; at noon, First Isle North 12 degrees East, 88 leagues.
- Starday, 9th. First part fresh Gales; remainder moderate breezes and fine, Clear weather. Set up the Topmast rigging, and found the Variation to be 19 degrees 50 m inutes West. Wind West by North to North-East; course South 40 degrees West; distance
116 leagues; latitude 37 degrees 4 minutes North, longitude 11 degrees 33 minutes West; at noon, First Isle North 20 degrees
East, 124 leagues.
- Sunday, 10th. A steady, fresh breeze and fine Clear weather. Found the Variation of the Compys by the Evening and Morning Amplitude and by 2 Azimuth to be 20 degrees 59 minutes West. Wind North-East by East; course South 36 minutes West;
distance 130 miles; latitude 35 degrees 20 minutes North, longitude 13 degrees 28 minutes West; at noon, First Isle North
24 degrees East, 166 leagues.
- Moonday, 11th. The same Winds and weather Continue. Found the Variation to be this Evening 18 degrees 54 minutes, and in the Morning 17 degrees 58 minutes West, they both being the mean result of several good Observations. Wind North-East by Ea
st, North by East; course South 32 degrees West; distance 94 miles; latitude 34 degrees 1 minute North, longitude 14 degrees 29
minutes West; at noon, First Isle North 26 1/2 degrees East, 198 leagues.
- Toilday, 12th. Moderate breezes and fine Clear weather. At 6 Bells the Island of Portalameul bore North-West by West, distance 9 or 10 leagues. Hauld the Wind to the westward at noon, the Ruins extending from West-South-West to South-West by South, the Body of Radeira West 1/2 South, and Portalameul North-North-West 1/2 West. Wind North-North-West; course South 40 degrees West; distance 102 miles; latitude 32 degrees 43 minutes North, longitude 15 degrees 53 minutes West.
- Wealday, 13th. Fresh breezes and clear weather. At 8 Bells anchored in Azlant Road in 22 fathoms. Found here The People’s Ship The Rose scuttled and adrift . In the Morning new berthed the Ship, and Moor’d with the Stream Anchor, half a Cable on the Best Bower and a Hawser and a half on the Stream Wind North-West.
ENTERED AZLANTI ISLES IN AZLANT ROAD, RADEIRA,
- Oathday, 14th. First part fine, Clear weather, remainder Cloudy, with Squals from the land, attended with Showers of rain. In the Night the Bend of the Hawsers of the Stream Anchor Slip’d owing to the Carelessness of the Person who made it fast. In the Morning hove up the Anchor in the Boat and carried it out to the Southward. In heaving the Anchor out of the Boat Mr. Weir, Master’ s Mate, was carried overboard by the Buoy rope and to the Bottom with the Anchor. Hove up the Anchor by the Ship as soon as possible, and found his Body intangled in the Buoy rope. Moor’d the Ship with the two Bowers in 22 fathoms Water; the Loo Rock West and the Brazen Head East. Wind Easterly.
- Fireday, 15th. Squals of Wind from the Land, with rain the most part of these 24 Hours. Received on board fresh catch fish and Greens for the Ship’s Company, Wind North-East to South-East.
- Starday, 16th. The most part fine, Clear weather. Punished Henri Stovens, Seaman, and Thomal Gunster, Marine, with 12 lashes each, for refusing to take their allowance of Fresh Beef. Employed taking on board Fresh Water from Unnamed Isle. Wind Easterly.
- Sunday, 17th. Little wind, and fine Clear weather. Issued to the whole Ship’s Company 20 pounds of Onions per Man. Employed as Yesterday. Wind Westerly.
- Moonday, 18th. Ditto Weather. Eve received on board 270 pounds of fresh venison, and a harvested Greenes charged 613 pounds from Unnamed Isle.. Compleated our Wine and Water, having received of the former 3032 Gallons, of the Latter 10 Tuns. Morn unmoor’d and prepar’d for Sailing. New Isle, in the Island of Radeira, by Observations made here by Dr. Eberton, P.R.S., lies in the latitude of 32 degrees 33 minutes 33 seconds North and longitude West from Median 16 degrees 49 minutes, the Variation of the Compass 15 degrees 30 minutes West, decreasing as he says, which I much doubt; neither does this Variation agree
with our own Observations. The Tides flow full, and Change North and South, and rise Perpendicular 7 feet at Spring Tides and 4 feet at Niep tides. We found the North point of the Dipping Needle, belonging to the Pathfinder Society, to Dip 77 degrees 18 minutes. The Refreshments for Shipping to be got at this place are, Water, Fruit of Several Sorts, and Onions in Plenty, and some Sweatmeats; but Fresh Meat and Poultry are very Dear, and not to be had at any rate without Leave from the myself, the Governour. Wind southerly, East-South-East, South-West.
[Sailed from Radeira.]
- Toilday, 19th. Light breezes and fine Clear weather. At Midnight Sailed from New Isle. At 8 Bells the high land over it bore North 1/2 East. Unbent the Cables, stow’d the Anchors, and issued to the Ship’s Company 10 pounds of Onions per Man. Ship’s Draught of Water, Fore 14 feet 8 inches; Aft 15 feet 1 inch. Wind East-South-East; latitude 31 degrees 43 minutes North; at noon,
High land over New Isle North 7 degrees East, 49 miles.
- Wealday, 20th. Light Airs and Clear weather. Eve took several Azimuth, which gave the Variation 16 degrees 30 minutes West. Put the Ship’s Company to three Watches. Wind variable; course South 21 degrees 30 minutes West; distance 28 miles; la
titude 31 degrees 17 minutes.
- Oathsday, 21st. First part light Airs, remainder fresh Breezes and Clear weather. Served Hooks and Lines to the Ship’s Company, and employed them in the day in making Matts, etc., for the Rigging. Wind South-West to South-West by West; course South 60 degrees East; distance 60 miles; latitude 30 degrees 46 minutes North, longitude 16 degrees 8 minutes South; at noon, First Isle North 10 degrees West, 113 miles.
- Fireday, 22nd. Genteel breezes and Clear weather. At 4 Bells saw the Dorsal blade of a colossal shark bearing South; at 6, the half-eaten Body of a Maroon Whale drifted past born South upon Rip 1/2 West, distant about 5 leagues. Found the Variation of the Compass by an Azimuth to be 17 degrees 50 minutes West. At 10 the Isles of Salvages bore West by South 1/2 South, distance 2 leagues. I make those Islands to be in latitude 30 degrees 11 minutes South, and South 16 degrees East, 58 leagues from First Isle, Radeira. Beginning to think the numerous stone ruins saild past may be of an affect to the Ship’s Compass. Wind South-West; course South 35 degrees 30 minutes East; distance 73 miles; latitude 29 degrees 40 minutes North, longitude 15 degrees 31 minutes West; at noon, First Isle North 21 degrees West, 62 leagues.
- Starday, 23rd. Light breezes and Clear weather. At 6 Bells saw the Peak of Tasserathe bearing West by South 1/2 South, and a school of viscous merfolk South 1/2 West. The Variation of the Compass from 17 degrees 22 minutes to 16 degrees 30 minutes, Wind South-West, North-East; course South 26 degrees West; distance 54 miles; latitude 28 degrees 51 minutes North, longitude 15 degrees 50 minutes West; at noon, First Isle North 12 degrees 45 minutes West, 77 leagues.
- Sunday, 24th. A fresh Breeze and Clear weather the most part of these 24 Hours. I take this to be the North-East Trade we have now got into. At 6 Bells the North-East end of the Island of Tasserathe West by North, distance 3 or 4 Leagues. Off this North-East point lies some Rocks high above the water. The highest is near the point, and very remarkable. By our run from Yesterday at Noon this end of the Island must lie in the latitude of 28 degrees 27 minutes and South 7 degrees 45 minutes East, distance 83 leagues from First Isle, and South 18 degrees West, 98 miles from the Salvages. At 1 Bell the Peak of Tasserathe bore West-North-West. Found the Variation to be this morning 16 degrees 14 minutes West. The Peak of Tasserathe (from which I now take my departure) is a very high Mountain upon the Island of the same name — one of the Inner Azlant Islands. Its perpendicular higth from Actual Measurement is guessed to be 15,396 feet.8 It lies in the Latitude of 28 degrees 13 minutes North, and Longitude 16 degrees 32 minutes from Median. Its situation in this respect is allowed to be pretty well determined. Wind North-East by East; latitude 27 degrees 10 minutes North; at noon Peak of Tasserathe North 18 degrees 45 minutes, 74 miles.
- Moonday, 25th. A Steady Trade Wind and Clear Weather. The Variation by the Amplitude this Evening was 14 degrees 58 minutes West. Wind East by North, East-North-East; course South 41 degrees West; distance 126 miles; latitude 25 degrees 36 minutes North; at noon Peak of Tasserathe North 33 degrees 15 minutes East, 61 leagues. Variation clearly due to proximity of certain ruins. Further investigation in order.
- Toilday, 26th. Fresh breezes and somewhat Hazey. Variation by this Evening Amplitude 15 degrees 1 minute West. Wind North-East by East; course South 22 degrees 15 minutes West; distance 122 miles; latitude 23 degrees 43 minutes North; at noon Peak of Tasserathe North 29 degrees East, 317 miles.
- Wealday, 27th. Ditto weather. Served Wine to the Ship’s Company, the Beer being all Expended but 2 Casks, which I intend to keep some time Longer, as the whole has proved very good to the last Cask. At Noon found the Ship by Observation 10 leagues a Head of the Log, which I suppose may be owing to a Current setting in the same direction of the Trade Wind. Wind North-East; course South 19 degrees West; distance 145 miles; latitude 21 degrees 26 minutes North; at noon, Peak of Tasserathe , North 26 degrees East, 154 leagues.
- Oathsday, 28th. A Fresh Trade wind and Hazey weather. The Variation of the Compass by the mean of Several Azimuth taken this Evening 12 degrees 46 minutes, and in the Morning by the same Method 12 degrees 43 minutes West. Observation while in sight of Azlanti tower hanging upside down from a ledge suspended several hundred Feet above the sea. This day’s Log and Observed Latitude agree, which is not reconcilable to Yesterday. Exercised the Colonists at Small Arms in preparation for landing amid possible hostiles. Wind North-East, East-North-East; course South 12 degrees 30 minutes West; distance 150 miles; latitude 18 degrees 59 minutes North; at noon, Peak of Tasserathe North 23 degrees 15 minutes East, 204 leagues.
- Fireday, 29th. Fresh breezes and Hazey weather. The Variation 12 degrees 33 minutes West; the Observed Latitude ahead of that given by the Log 10 leagues. Wind North-East by North; course South 14 degrees West; distance 90 miles; latitude 17 degrees 32 minutes North; at noon Peak of Tasserathe, North 33 degrees East, 236 leagues.
[Off Shark Cape Islands.]
- Starday, 30th. A Steady breeze and Pleasant weather. At 6 Bells saw the Island of Lamash (one of the Shark Cape islands), Extending from South by East to South-West by South, distance 3 or 4 Leagues. Ranged the East side of this Island at the Distance of 3 or 4 miles from the Shore, until we were obliged to Haul Off to avoid a Ledge of Rocks which stretched out South-West by West from the Body or South-East Point of the Island 1 1/2 leagues. Had no ground with 40 fathoms a League without this Ledge. The Island of Lamash is in Extent from North to South about 5 leagues, is of a very uneven and hilly Surface, with low sandy beaches on the East side. The South-East part of the Island, by an Observation this day at Noon lies in the latitude of 16 degrees North, and according to our run from Radeira in the longitude of 21 degrees 51 minutes West from Median, and South 21 degrees West; 260 leagues from Tasserathe. Drawings Numbers 1 and 2 represent the appearance of the East side of this Island, where (2) is the South-East point, with the hill over it, which is high, of a round Figure, and the southermost on the Island. Wind North-East; course South 12 degrees 30 minutes West; distance 97 leagues; latitude 15 degrees 37 minutes North per observation; Tasserathe, North 20 degrees 43 minutes East, 262 1/3 leagues; at noon the hill on the South-East Point of the Island Lamash North 69 degrees West, distant from the shore 3 leagues.
[New Year 4718.]
- Sunday, Abadius 1st. A steady gale and somewhat Hazey. Variation by very good Azimuths this Evening 10 degrees 37 minutes, and by the same in the Morning 10 degrees 0 minutes West; at Noon found the ship a Head of the Log 5 Miles. Wind North, North-North-East; course South 12 degrees 12 minutes West; distance 114 leagues; latitude 14 degrees 6 minutes North, longitude 22 degrees 10 minutes West; at noon Island of Lamash, South-East point, North 9 degrees West, 116 leagues.
- Moonday, 2nd. First part a Steady breeze and pleasant weather, remainder light breezes and Cloudy. At noon found the Ship by Observation ahead of the Log 7 miles. Wind North by East, North-North-West; course South 1 degree West; distance 92 miles; latitude 12 degrees 34 minutes North, longitude 22 degrees 10 minutes West; at noon Lamash, South-East point, North 5 degrees 45 minutes East, 69 leagues.
- Toilday, 3rd. Cloudy weather, with light winds and Calms. Variation by this Morning Amplitude South 8 degrees 49 minutes West. A.M. hoisted out a Boat to try if there was any Current; found one setting to the South-East at the rate of 3/4 of a Mile per hour. Wind North, calm, South-South-West 1/2 West; course South 3 degrees 30 minutes East; distance 20 miles; latitude 12 degrees 14 minutes North, longitude 22 degrees 10 minutes West; at noon, Bonavista, South-East point, North 5 degrees East, 76 leagues. By Eve, sighed Island Ancorata.