19th August 1769

Tahiti to New Zealand
Little wind with much rain in the night, the South-West swell still Continues, from which I conclude that there is no land near us in that Quarter. Wind North-West; course South-East by South; distance 62 miles; latitude 27 degrees 40 minutes South; longitude 149 degrees 6 minutes West.

Joseph Banks Journal
Weather and swell much as yesterday; some of our people tell me that they have seen Albatrosses both yesterday and the day before.

Sydney Parkinson’s Journal
We had light breezes, and were often becalmed; but, toward night, we had a brisk breeze from the north, which increasing, we brought the ship to, under the two topsails, and remained so all night, and had a continual swell, which made the ship roll very much.

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