3 January 1769
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3 January 1769

Week Days Month Days Winds Courses Distce Saild in Miles Latd in South Longd in West from
Bearing At Noon
Tuesday 3 Wt Srly So 11 122 47°..17' 61°..29'..45"  

Fresh gales and clear weather; under single reef'd Topsails,   PM saw some Whales and Porposes, and small red Crawfish, some of them w ^which we caught - At Noon saw several Birds of a light grey colour, like Pigeons but smaller. these are of the Mother Caries kind. Longd in per observation 61°.. 29'.. 45" West - which is 22' to the westward of yesterdays, but the Ship hath made 41' concequently there is an error of 19' which is not to be supposed to being the Logg in one days run, but Be it which way it will its not great —

Natural Phenomena in South Seas Companion: Argentine red shrimp | Commerson's dolphin | Mother Carys chickens | southern right whale

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