17th December 1768

Rio de Janeiro to Tierra del Fuego
Hazey with frequent Showers of Rain all the Fore and Middle part; latter, Clear weather with a Gentle breeze of wind. Wind, variable from North-West, South-West, to South-South-East; course South 14 degrees West; distance 56 miles; latitude 32 degrees 15 minutes South, longitude 42 degrees 48 minutes West.

Joseph Banks Journal
Wind foul, blew rather fresh, so the ship heeld much which made our affairs go on rather uncomfortably.

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