A VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY

the extremes bearing from South to N. 22° E.; but we had no soundings with 50 fathoms. The lofty mountains we had before remarked, seemed to terminate on the north side of the bay, and in a W. N. W. direction the coast fell back, leaving a small bay within, which most probably affords good anchorage from the appearance of the shores.

The southern land rose in hummocks to a tolerable elevation.

The wind was moderate and steady all night, in the morning it veered to the westward. Land at noon extended from S. 12" W. to N. 82' W. A saddle hill S. 67' W. five or six leagues. This hill is the south extremity of the extensive bay which was set last evening bearing South. Very pleasant weather, but variable. This bay abounded in whales, and we could not reach the bottom with all
our line.

CHAP
VII

1797
October
7th.
Light airs, with calm and cloudy weather.
6 h. Light winds.
12 h. Inclining to calms.
18 h. Gentle breezes.
Our situation nearly the same as yesterday.
A peaked mount S. 27° W.; extreme S. 12° W. Saddle Hill S.
67° W. about five leagues the centre.
8th.

Light breezes, with dark gloomy weather.

9th.

 

A peaked

 


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