30 October 1769
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30 October 1769

Monday 30th PM Little Wind and clowdy weather. At 1 Tack'd and stood in shore. At 7 oClock Tolaga Bay bore West North West distant one League    Tacked and lay her head off; had it Calm, untill 2 AM When a breeze sprung up at SW and we made sail to the northward - At 6 Gable end Foreland bore SSW and Tolaga bay SSW1/4W distance 3 Leagues - At 8 being about 2 Miles from the shore some Canoes that were out fishing came after the Ship, but we having a fresh of wind they could not come up with us and ^I did not chuse to wait for them - At Noon latitude pr observation 37°. 49' So a small Island lying off the Northernmost land in sight bore N 16° E distant 4 Miles. Course from Tolaga bay NBE1/2E distant 13 Leagues.    the Land from thence is is of a moderate but unequal height forming several small Bays wherein are sandy beaches. Hazey Clowdy weather prevented us from seeing much of the inland land country but near the Shore we could see several Villages and Plantations of the Natives — Soundings from 20 to 30 fathm

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