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23 January 1769

Monday 23rd Winds Variable from SE round by the SW to NW, first part a fresh breeze and squally, the remainder Moderate breezes and sometimes Calm and clear weather which is more then we have had for several days past:   at 4 AM saw the land in the SW quarter and a small Island bearing West-   from this time untill 9 it was calm, at which time the Ship drove very fast to the W EB NEBN, at 9 sprung up a light breeze at North loosed all the reefs out and set the Studding sails, the Cape of Good Success bore NEBN, Staten land seen from the deck bearing N.E. the Sugar Loafe on Terra del Fuego NNE / and is the same Hill as ^ is seen from the NE side of the land, it appears to stand but a little way inland from the Shore / and the mainland and Islands on the Coast of Te extending from the Cape of Good Success to the SBW.   the Country is Mountainous of an indifferent height, the tops were cover'd with Snow, which had latly fell as it did not lay long  — there appeared to be several Bays and inlets and Islands laying along the coast; the 3rd View in the Chart exhibets the appearences of this coast: where g is new Island, c the Sugr Loafe and h the C. of Good Success--     at noon the West End of New Island bore NWBW, 5 leagues. Latd Observed 55°.. 25' South. This Island I named New Island because it is not laid down, in any Chart —



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