2nd March 1769

Cape Horn to Tahiti
Former part, fresh gales and hazey, with much rain; the remainder, a Strong fresh gale and pretty clear weather. Wind Westerly; course North by West; distance 87 miles; latitude 37 degrees 16 minutes South, longitude 112 degrees 5 minutes West.

Joseph Banks Journal
Rather squally this morn and had been so all night: it did not however blow up to a gale tho the ship had a good  deal of motion, indeed I began to hope that we were now so near the peacefull part of the Pacifick ocean that we may almost cease to fear any more gales.

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