1 pm: Calm and fine weather a swell from the SW. Saw a Blue Shark accompanied by about 18 Pilot fish – Saw Sheerwaters & Albatrosses Tryed Soundings with 248 fathoms of line, no ground
5 pm: Light airs from the SE quarter out 1st reef and set Steering Sails. Saw a School of Whales (believed to be Spermaceti ones) – Worked ye Pumps.
8 pm: Light breezes and fair weather Lightning in the NW.
10 pm: Lightning and cloudy to the Northward – the higher clouds coming from that quarter with some celerity
12 mid: In Larboard Steering sails – Fine breezes and clear weather
1 am: At 1 in Steering sails and 1st reef Top Sails
3 am: Fresh gales and heavy clouds with constant Lightning in the SSW. In Top Gallant Sails, 2nd & 3rd reefs Fore and 2nd reef Main Top Sail. Close reefed the Mizen Top Sail. Lightning in the SE.
4 am: At 4 Strong gales and squally with rain in Fore & Mizen Top Sails and closed reefed the Main Top Sail. Down Top Gallant Yards – Saw Albatrosses, Sheerwaters and a Whale – Served the usual Breakfast of Portable Soup Gruel
8 am: At 8 hard gales and rain in Main Top Sail, 1st reef and handed the Courses
9 am: At 9 Moderate. Set the Courses & Top Sails ¼ past in Fore & Mizen Top Sails – At 11 in 2nd reef of the Fore sail to prevent its splitting (being an old one) and handed Main Top Sail – Served Sour Krout. Sailmakers repairing the old Fore Top Sail – Broached a Cask of Spruce Beer
12 noon: Strong gales with hard Squalls; The Assistant in company
Latitude Observed 35°:55′ South