26th August 1769

Society Islands to New Zealand
Moderate and cloudy weather, a Swell from the South-West. By observation of the Sun and Moon made this morning, the Longitude of the Ship at Noon is 147 degrees 18 minutes 40 seconds, which differs but 11 minutes from that given by the Log. Wind South-West; course South 6 degrees East; South distance 13 miles; latitude 32 degrees 39 minutes South, longitude 147 degrees 30 minutes West.

Joseph Banks Journal
Few birds today cheifly Albatrosses, few pintados. In the evening several grampuses about the ship.

Sydney Parkinson’s Journal
On the 26th, we had variable weather, with a westerly wind, and saw a grampus and an albatross.

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