1 pm: Fresh breezes and cloudy weather at 10 Minutes past 1 kept her way At 50 past 1 saw Breakers in West – hauled the wind.
3 pm: At 3 Edged away after the Assistant – Extremes of the Island marked V at 4 OClock from N89°W to SEbS off shore about 3 miles – The Island U from N3°E to N37°E 2 leagues Islands ahead from N80W to N58W – S from N10W to N5W. Point of the reef off the NW part of V N84°W
6 pm: At 6 Island V from S17W to East off shore 3 or 4 miles – U from NE¾E to NE¾N – Y, N82W 8 leagues. Outer land seen from the Mast head WSW
8 pm: Fresh breezes and cloudy weather saw a Meteor, exceeding large and taking the direction of WNW. – Just before sunset 3 Canoes with the Natives Armed, followed the ship, but our anxious situation prevented our [braking?] Main Top Sail Island V NEbE½E – This Island appeared by far the most populous & best cultivated of any we had seen from our leaving Otaheite; and even that Isle could not boast a more pleasing appearance
1 am: Tacked Ship
2 am: Tacked Ship
5 am: Tacked Ship – Put about
6 am: At 6 Island V bore from N74°E to NE distant about 4 leagues X NNW½W 7 leagues – A West 7 leagues – W NbE 7 leagues. Out 2nd reefs
8 am: At 8 Island V bore from ENE to NE½N X NbW½W, 6 or 7 leagues – Y, N37W to N45W – Z, N68W to N89W.
9 am: Cleaned below and aired with fires – At 9:50 minutes saw land from the Top Mast bearing SbW
10 am: At 10:00 V N42°E to N50°E about 6 leagues – Body of X N7°W 10 leagues Y, from N27W to N33W 10 or 11 leagues – Island No. 1 or large Mountainous Island N51W to N79W 6 leagues – Sugar loaf Isle N81W 12 leagues Land seen from aloft SbW½W 12 or 13 leagues ([?] [Island?])
12 noon: At 12 Island V SbE½N – Land as far as SbW½W with rocky
Keys off it – And Island No. 1, W½N 8 leagues – Z from N65W to NNW½W –
A fine breeze and pleasant weather Saw a Whale called by the seamen a Killer – Broached a cask of
Latitude Observed 18°:19′:34″ South