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14 May 1770

Monday 14th At 1 PM it fell calm and continued so about an hour when a breeze sprung up at NE with which we stood in shore untill 6 oClock when being in 30 fathom water and 3 or 4 Miles from the land we tackd having the wind at NNW. at this time Smooky Cape bore So 3/4W distant about 5 Leags and the northermost land in sight N1/4E. At 8 oClock we made a trip in ^shore for an hour    after this the wind came cross off shore with which we stood ^along shore to the northward having from 30 to 21 fm water at the distance of 4 or 5 Miles from the land,  At 5 AM the wind veer'd to north and blow'd a fresh breeze attended with squals and dark clowdy weather   At 8 oClock it began to Thunder and rain which lasted about an hour and then fell calm which gave us an oppertunity to sound and found 86 fm water being about 4 or 5 Leagues from the Land

After this we got the wind southerly a fresh breeze and fair weather and we steerd NBW for the northermost land we had in sight. At Noon we were about 4 Leagues from the land and by observation in the Latitude of 30°..22' So which was 9 Miles to the southward of that given by the Log. Longitude in 206°..39' Wt and course and distance made good sence yesterday noon No 16° East 22 Miles - Some tolerable high land near the shore bore west - As I have not mentiond the aspect of the Country sence we left Botanist ^Bottany Bay Harbour Bay I shall now discribe it as it hath at different times appeard to us. As we have advanced to the northward the land hath increased in height in so much that in this latitude it may be call'd a hilly country but between this and Sting Botany Ray harbour Bay it is diversified with an agreeable variety of hils ridges Vallies and large planes all cloathed with wood which to all appearence is the same as I have before mentiond   as we could discover no Visible alteration in the soil near the shore the land is in general low and sandy except the points which are rocky and over many of them are pretty high hills which at first rising out of the water appear like Islands


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