Fresh Breezes and cloudy Weather the first and latter part, the middle Light airs and calms. Wind EBN and Thermometer 81½° to 83°.
All the afternoon I was thronged with the Natives and my different Friends with quantities of Cocoa nutts, Breadfruit, Plantains and a few Hogs. As I was determined to sail in the Morning if at all possible, I could not persuade Tynah and his Wife to quit the ship, they therefore slept on board as they had done before. At dawn of day I began to prepare to go out and buoyed the Channel for that purpose. At half past 6 I weighed, and with three Boats and two Sweeps we towed finely out of the Harbour carrying 10, 14, 16, & 17 fathoms. We then continued towing to the Northward and carryed 17, 16, 10, 8, 5, 10, 17, 2, 30 fathoms across a Coral Bank which runs from the West part of One Tree Hill or Tarra towards the outer part Oparre Reefs. The sea breeze now came on and we led safe out to Sea.
As the outlet of Toahroah is very intricate I could only permit a few of my friends to be on board, the others however attended us in Cannoes untill the breeze came, when I was obliged to leave them. Tynahs Parents were among the number and showed great attachment to us by a vast excess of Grief. I had however taken my leave of these affectionate People before, and I had now only Tynah and his Brothers and Sister to part with, I therefore made Sail to Windward to endeavor to land them conveniently near Matavai, which pleased them much that they were to remain so long on board. At Noon One Tree Hill bore SBE 3 leagues. The Weather Squally.
My Stock on board consisted of as much fruit as I could Stow, 25 Hogs and 17 Goats.
Water on board 47 Tons. Sick List two Venereals.
During my Stay at this place, Tynah always insisted on my keeping Captain Cooks Picture on board, I therefore on giving it to him to day, wrote on the back of it the time of the ships Arrival and Sailing with the number of Plants on board.
In Stowing the Best Bower Anchor the Stock broke in the nutt and fell overboard being destroyed by the worms. My sheet anchor had an Iron stock for the convenience of carrying it in the Chains, as I used it therefore as a Small Bower I saved the other Anchor Stock. Ships that come here should have Iron Stocks.