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20 March, 1770

 

On 20 March, 1770, James Cook wrote “Stood to the westward untill 2 am when we made a trip to the Eastward and afterwards stood again to the westward untill noon... Tack'd and stood to the eastward... In the PM had a fresh gale at NBW attended with rain, untill 6 oClock when the wind shifted to South and SSW and continued to blow a fresh gale with which we steer'd NEBN”.

Joseph Banks wrote “Blew fresh all day with much rain and hazey weather; at night however wind came fair”.

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