12th March 1770

[Off South Cape of New Zealand]
Fresh Gales between the West and North-West; latter part squally, with rain. Stood to the South-West by South until 11 a.m., at which time the wind shifted to the South-West by West. We wore, and stood to the North-North-West, being then in the Latitude of 47 degrees 40 minutes South, and Longitude 193 degrees 50 minutes West, having a Hollow Sea from the South-West.

Joseph Banks Journal
Blew hard all day: immense quantities of Albatrosses and other sea birds were seen which we had been without for some time.

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