27 July 1769
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27 July 1769

Thursday 27th Variable light Airs of wind in the SW quarter and fair weather. Seeing that there is a broad Channell between Otaha and Bolabola I intend to go thro' that way and not run to the northward of all; but as the wind is right on end and very Variable withall we got little or no ground - Between 5 and 6 oClock P.M as we were standing to the Northward we discover'd a Small low Island lying NBW or NNW distant 4 or 5 Leagues from Bolabola,   this Island is called Tubai. Tobiaupia says it produceth nothing but a few Cocoa-nuts; that there are only three Families live upon it, but that the people from these Islands resort thither to catch fish.   At Noon the Pe^ak of Bolabola bore N. 25° West and the North end of Otaha N 80° West distant 3 Leagues    Latd Obd 16°..38' South —

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