|31 May 1770
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31 May 1770
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31 May 1770
Thursday, 31st. Winds southerly and SE dark hazey weather with rain in the PM. finding no one inducement to stay longer in this place we at 6 in the AM weighd and put to Sea and stood to the NW having the advantage of a fresh breeze at SSE. We kept without the Group of Islands which lay in shore & to the NW of Thirsty Sound, as there appear'd to be no safe passage between them and the Main; at the same time we had a number of Islands without us extending out to sea as far as we could see. As we run in this diretion our depth of water was 10, 8 and 9 fathom. At Noon the NW point of Thirsty Sound which I have named Pier head bore S 36° E distant 5 Leagues, the East point of the other inlet, which communicates with the former as I have before mention, bore South by west distant 21/2 Leagues, the groupe of Islands above mentioned laying between us and the point; the farthest part of the Main in sight on the other side of the Inlet bore NW. Our Latitude by Observation was 21° 53'.
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