|H||K||F||Courses||Winds||Remarks Wednesday 26 Aug't. 1789|
|1||2||6||WNW||ESE||Light Breezes and thick hazy Wr.|
|ESE||Westermost Land in Sight W½N 5 Leagues & the peak of Toorns Island E½S 4 Leagues|
|9||3||2||hauld the Wind|
|10||3||"||"||"||High Land NNW the West Extremes set at Sun Set|
|3||1||"||"||"||Wore The high Land NNE|
|8||2||4||"||"||The Extremes from NWbW½W to East Nearest Shore N.N.E 4 Miles|
|12||1||4||Very hazy Wr. a Sugar Loaf Rock NNW½W 2 Leags a Hillock which I take to be the West End of Flores on with North part of Rotten Island NW½N. South point of Rotten Island NWbW and the Eastmost Land in sight which I kept off last Night E½S Nearest Shore North 3 or 4 Miles|
I steerd past Toorns Island with a Stream in our favor for by guessed distances it appear'd to me that we had gained 3 Leagues in distance by Sun Set. This Island appear'd to be a very habitable & pleasant spot having low Land round the Shore and covered with Wood except towards the Hills where it was in some places bare which with a romantick Rockey Peak of a considerable height formed a very picturesque appearance.
AT 10 OClock being the length of the Westermost land seen at Sun set & the Coast appearing to fall back very much to the Northward I kept on & off all Night lest I might get past the Streights.
At day light I found the Land and the Coast to be very different from what I expected by the Map I have of it. The part I had been off all Night was the East part of a deep bend of the Coast and by 8 OClock the West part of the same formed with very high Land and a steep Shore. With these parts which I take to be Islands the Coast lay in a NW direction formed by several high heads off one of which is a Single Sugar Loaf Rock. The inclination of the Coast led me to think I was abreast of Streights Mangaryne & seeing Land in the NWbW I took it for the South point of Rotten Island.