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25 April 1770

Wednesday 25th In the PM had a fresh breeze at NW untill 3 oClock at which time it came to WSW west and we tack'd and stood to the Northward. At 5 oClock being about 5 or 6 Leags from the land. the Pigeon house bearing WSW distant 9 Leagues   Sounded and had 86 fathom water, At 8 oClock being very squaly with lightning we Close reef'd the topsails and brought too being then in 120 fathom water. At 3 AM we made sail again to the northward having the advantage of a fresh gale at SW. At Noon we were ^about 3 or 4 Leagues from the land and in the Latde of 34°..22' and Longitude 208°.. 49' 36' West. Course and distance Saild sence yesterday noon is NBE 49 Miles. In the Course of this days run we saw the smook of fire in severl places near the sea beach. About 2 Leagues to the northward of Cape St George       the Shore seems to form a bay which appeard to be shelterd from the NE winds but as we had the wind it was not in my power to look into it and the appearence was not favourable enough to induce me to loose time in beating up to it. the north point of this bay on account of its figure I named Long Nose, Latitude 35°..4' So 8 Leagues to the northward of this is a point which I calld rRed point, some part of the land about it appeared of that colour / Latitude 34°..29' Longde 208°..49' / a little way in land to the NW of this point is a round hill the top of which look'd like the Crown of a hatt —


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