1 pm: Moderate and cloudy at ¼ past 12 saw the Island of St. Pauls bearing NNE distant 3 or 4 leagues. Made the signal and bore up for it. Saw the same birds as yesterday, several seals, and a number of birds of the Gull species – nearly the size of Pidgeons; white in colour, with the upper part of the head black – a forked tail and bright orange coloured rostrum. Seamen call them Gannups – At 5, East end of the Island North 9° East – West end, N2°W. distant about 9 or 10 miles.
7 pm: At 7 out reefs & set steering sails – Light airs and cloudy weather – At ½ past 7 the extremes of the land from N23°W to N30°W, about 10 or 11 miles distant – Saw nothing of the other Island – Took a fresh [?] Latitude of St. Pauls about 38°:45′S – Longitude 77°:20′E
11 pm: At 11 shortened sail for Tender
2 am: At 2 AM. Light breezes and fair weather made sail
7 am: Fresh misty weather – fair at intervals. Saw Albatrosses, Sheerwaters, Gannups, silver birds, Mother Carey's Chickens, and seals.
9 am: Up Chests and Bags – washed below and aired with Brody's Stoves. Served Crout & Sweet Wort as usual.
11 am: Set royals &c – drizzling rain with fair weather at intervals – Assistant in company
12 noon: Moderate and cloudy
Latitude Observed 38°·54′ South
The appearance of the Island of St. Pauls (called by Mortimer Amsterdam) when the West end bore
N10°E – East end N20°E – distant 7 or 8 miles. Latitude of the centre about
38°:43′S – Longitude 77°:20′E – Variation 21°:30′W.