25 August 1769
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25 August 1769

Week Days &Ca Winds Courses Distce Sd in Miles Latd In Longd in West [of Greenwich] Bearings at Noon
Frid 25 Southy NW 26 32..26 147..32  

The first and middle parts Strong gales and Squally with rain, the remainder moderate and Clowdy. P.M. unbent the Main Topsail, being split and bent a nother. In the night lay too under the Fore sail, and in the morning made sail under the Courses and Topsails, with one reef out —

Had a large Sea from the Southward. Saw several Albetrosses Pintado Birds and Sheer-waters, some of the Albetrosses were small such as we usually saw off Cape Horn —

All these kind of birds are generaly seen at a great distce from land —

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