1 pm: Fresh breezes and cloudy weather
3 pm: Saw Pintada birds and very large flocks of Sheerwaters
4 pm: In steering sails & Top Gallant Sails to wait for the Assistant about 3 or 4 miles astern
6 pm: In 1st reef Top Sails
8 pm: Dark sky to the westward.
9 pm: Set Top Gallant Sails & Fore Top Mast steering sails
11 pm: Squally
12 mid: Fresh gales and cloudy weather
2 am: Fresh breezes and thick cloudy weather
3 am: Light rain
5 am: Out 1st reef Top Sails and made all sail – the Brig about ½ a mile ahead.
7 am: Served the usual Breakfast
8 am: Fresh breezes – Shortened sail for the Assistant a mile & ½ astern.
10 am: Spoke the Assistant and made sail again. Saw a Spermaceti Whale (supposed to be) in the act of copulation – Employed picking Oakum, making a Net for the Coach Box, and new fangling the Quarter Deck Netting, [Joors?], Mats, &c. Served Portable Soup, Borecole & Oatmeal Soup for Dinner – Made sail after ye Assistant
12 noon: Fresh breezes and thick cloudy weather
Latitude Observed 33°:40′ South