were cultivated, and woods were thinly scattered over the hills. The coast on the east side was very rocky; and the surf broke on the shore with great violence.
At noon the north point bore N. 88° W. three or four miles; high rocks, surrounded by an extensive reef, and much broken, N. 75° W. five miles; extreme of inland, S. 20° W.; point forming a small bay, S. 30° W. 2 1/2 miles; the coast of Corea, from N. 15° W. to N. 83° W. nine or ten leagues: and we had 22 fathoms, coral bottom.
|13th|| Moderate breezes and fair weather, with a swell from the
North. The wind came from the same quarter, and we were able to weather
the inland, having a strong current in our favour. Setting against the wind
and swell from the north point the inland tends in the direction of S. 60°
W. six or eight miles; and from thence to the S. S. W. some small isles
lay off the north point, leaving a passage between them and the reef, through
which channel the junks went. At 1 h. the reef bore S. 56° W. two miles;
and we had unequal soundings, with a great sea in this situation, occasioned
by the overfalls and strong current. After running in the direction of N.
41" W. 22 miles from 1 h., we were well over on the Corean coast: the
extremes extending from N. 20° E. to S. 67° W.; an opening, to the
N. W. about three miles; and the inland of Tzima, from South to S. 23°
E. eight or nine leagues. The night was moderate, and we plied under easy
sail. At day-light we found the current had set us considerably to the E.
N. E. We made sail to the westward. As we drew in with the land we observed
several villages scattered along the shore. The coast was much broken, and
appeared likely to