12th February 1769

Tierra del Fuego to Tahiti
First and Middle parts, fresh gales and cloudy; latter, little wind and clear. Having for some time past generally found the Ship by Observation to the Northward of the Log, which is not owing to a Current as I at first imagined, but to a wrong Division of the Log line, being 2 1/2 feet in each Knot--but this is now rectified. Wind South-West by South; course North 48 degrees West; distance 113 miles; latitude 49 degrees 41 minutes South, longitude 89 degrees 36 minutes West.

Joseph Banks Journal
Foul wind, but prodigious fine weather and smooth water makes amends to us at least.

No comments:

Post a Comment