1 pm: Moderate breezes and fair weather – At 1 shortened sail and sent the Whale boat for Lieutenant Portlock – ¼ past in boat and made all sail.
3 pm: Skd the Pumps as usual.
4 pm: Moderate breezes and clear weather
5 pm: Shortened Sail and took 2 reefs in the Top sails
Caught a Booby with a fawn colour in the head – The feathers as bright as within. The wings were very Dark, but otherwise it might be called a white Booby. Its beak blue, full black eyes, and feet deep red.
6 pm: At 6 The boat was sent with Lieutenant Portlock – in boat &c. – Under double reefed Top Sails
9 pm: Caught a Noddy; and others about the ship
10 pm: Ditto Weather a Sea from the ESE
12 mid: Noddies &c. flying about the ship
4 am: Hazy
5 am: Made all sail
6 am: Served thick Portable Soup Gruel for Breakfast.
8 am: Cloudy – Saw a Man of War bird – Cleaned below & aired with Fires – Exercised Great Guns & small Arms. – Sailmakers mending sails, Carpenters painting the Pinnace &c.
10 am: Served Portable Soup & Bore Cole inm thick Gruel for Dinner – Vinegar as usual on Mondays
12 noon: Light breezes and fine weather with haze – Assistant in company
Latitude Observed 11°·52′ South