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6 March 1770

Tuesday 6th PM winds at South by East and South thick hazey weather untill 3 oClock when it cleared up and we saw the land extending from NEBN to NW1/2N and soon after, low land makeing like an Island bearing W1/2S   keeping on our Course to the WBS we in two hours time saw high land over the low land extending to the southward as far as SWBS. We could not see this land join to that to the northward of us, there either being a total seperation, a deep bay or low land between them. At 8 oClock we was ^being within 3 Leagues of the low land / which we now took to be an Island / we tack'd and stood to the Eastward having the wind at south and which proved very unsettled all night   by which means and a little bad management I found the Ship in the morning considerably farther to the eastward than I expected, and the wind afterwards coming to SW and WSW so that at noon we found our selves much about the same place as we were yesterday - our Latitude by observation being 46°..50' S. The land extending from NEBE to WBN 1/2N, the nearest part bearing North distant 3 Leagues - the land to the SW just in sight —


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