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27 January 1769

Week Days Month Days Winds Courses Distce Saild in Miles Latd in South Longd in West of
Greenwich
Bearings At Noon
Friday 27 SW W & North So 8° W. 32 57°.. 2' 68° 27'  

First part Moderate breezes and thick hazey weather, the Middle fair and clowdy and the latter a fresh gale and with some rain-   at 8 AM took two sets of Observations of the Sun and Moon, the first gave 68°..15', the 2nd 68°..9'; the mean of the two is 68°.12' West. The Longitude of the Ship at Noon by these observations is 68°..42' -- 14'   the Longitude made from Cape Horn is = 68° 28', the Longd of Cape Horn according to this Observation — A Great many large Albetrosses about the Ship —



Natural Phenomena in South Seas Companion: southern royal albatross

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