8th September 1769

Society Islands to New Zealand
Very strong gales and Squally. A.M. more moderate; set the Topsails. At Noon the Observed Latitude was 13 Miles to the North of the Log. This I take to be owing to the great Sea we have had constantly of Late from the South-West. Wind Westerly; course North 1/4 East; distance 76 miles; latitude 36 degrees 36 minutes South, longitude 147 degrees 40 minutes West.

Joseph Banks Journal
Little wind in the morn, at noon calm with rain; few birds seen all of the common sorts. Great swell from SW.  

Sydney Parkinson’s Journal
On the 8th, we were becalmed most part of the morning; but, in the afternoon, the wind came about easterly, and brought with it some rain.

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