1 pm: Fresh Gale and fair Weather with Haze.
2 pm: Exercised the Marines at Small Arms and fired.
3 pm: Fitted New Buoy Ropes. Saw a flock of Birds after Fish which I imagine were Men of War and Tropic Birds & some black backed Species of Gull that are in this Sea.
6 pm: At dusk some brown Boobies were about us
7 pm: In Studding Sails and Double Reefs.
5 am: Saw many Man of War and Tropic Birds made all possible Sail.
7 am: Fine Weather. Served Portable Soup Gruel for Breakfast and Sour Krout for Dinner.
9 am: Got up all Chests and Boxes and Washed Ship fore & aft. Washed and mended all old Clothes. Saw some Flocks of Birds as in the afternoon. Bent the best Main Top Sail.
12 noon: Fine Weather. Our Plants in a most flourishing condition.
Assistant in Company and continues to out Sail us.
I am now on a Meridian nearly with Cape Deliverance allowing it 154°..37′E Greenwich & as it is in 11°..45′S our distance is 94 Miles