Daily Activities 1768-1771

 
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19 December, 1768

On 19 December, 1768, Joseph Banks noted the fall in temperature to 70 degrees.
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18 December, 1768

On 18 December, 1768, Joseph Banks felt cool as the temperature dropped to 76 degrees
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17 December, 1768

On 17 December, 1768, James Cook changed the watch timings in readiness of the bad conditions ahead...
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16 December, 1768

On 16 December, 1768, Endeavour was sailing south in the Atlantic with gentle breezes and clear wea...
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15 December, 1768

On 15 December, 1768, James Cook noted a large swell from the South west
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14 December, 1768

On 14 December, 1768, James Cook got his men caulking the decks
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13 December, 1768

On 13 December, 1768, as Endeavour sailed south the lightning chain was hoisted
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12 December, 1768

On 12 December, 1768, James Cook had his men use the guns and other weaponry
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11 December, 1768

On 11 December, 1768, James Cook "Served Slops to the People”.
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10 December, 1768

On 10 December, 1768, James Cook recorded moderate breezes and showers of rain
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9 December, 1768

On 9 December, 1768, Endeavour's fore topgallant mast broke, and another one made
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8 December, 1768

On 8 December, 1768, Joseph Banks took a dolphin and a shark whilst sailing in Endeavour
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7 December, 1768

On 7 December, 1768, Endeavour left Rio de Janeiro
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6 December, 1768

On 6 December, 1768, James Cook moved Endeavour to just below the Isle or Church of Bon Voyage
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5 December, 1768

On 5 December, 1768, Endeavour left Rio de Janeiro and passed Santa Cruz Fort
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4 December, 1768

On 4 December, 1768, Endeavour was stuck at Rio de Janeiro
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3 December, 1768

On 3 December, 1768, Endeavour moved to the Great Road of Rio de Janeiro  
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2 December, 1768

On 2 December, 1768, Peter Flower fell over board, and was replaced by Manoel Pereira
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1 December, 1768

On 1 December, 1768, James Cook was hindered from sailing from Rio de Janeiro by the weather
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30 November, 1768

On 30 November, 1768, James Cook punished three of his sailors with twelve lashes each
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