4:00 pm Cloudy with a fresh Gale.
8:00 pm Tacked.
12:00 am Fair Weather. Wore Ship.
4:00 am Cloudy.
7:00 am Out 2nd Reefs.
8:00 am Out 1st Reefs. Fair Weather.
11:00 am The Island Caow N64°W.
The Night being Windy and Weather very unsettled I tacked at 8 O'Clock and again at 12 as I determined to make the low Keys of the Friendly Islands to the Eastward of Anamoka and at day break make all possible sail towards them.
At 11 the Hands from the Mast head discovered the land which I found to be the Island Caow, the North westermost of all the Friendly Islands. It is one high Mountain with a Sharp pointed Top, and was now to be seen very distinctly from the Deck of a good height above the Horizon altho at the distance of at least 19 leagues as my Latitude and bearings prove to me by my Survey of these Islands.
Unexpectedly I found myself set to the Northward altho I had kept to the Wind the whole day, and at Noon could not Weather the Eastermost Isles. I therefore, as the Weather did not appear very Settled, tacked off Shore.
The Longitude by My Map at Noon, which is a Survey of these Islands that I made in 1777, is, 185°47′E.