9th August 1770

[At Anchor, Off Turtle Reef, Queensland]

P.M., the weather being something moderate, we got up the Top masts, but keept the Lower yards down. At 6 in the morning we began to heave in the Cable, thinking to get under sail; but it blow'd so fresh, together with a head sea, that we could hardly heave the ship a head, and at last was obliged to desist.

Joseph Banks Journal
Night and morning still more moderate so that one anchor was got up and we had great hopes of sailing on the next morn.

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