Daily Activities 1768-1771

 
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23 February, 1769

On 23 February, 1769, James Cook wrote “Little Wind and Calm, and some Lightning a thing we have not...
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22 February, 1769

On 22 February, 1769, James Cook and Joseph Banks wrote about the weather
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21 February, 1769

On 21 February, 1769, Joseph Banks saw a bird he had not seen before
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20 February, 1769

On 20 February, 1769, Endeavour sailed in fine weather with a smooth sea
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19 February, 1769

On 19 February, 1769, James Cook and Joseph Banks remarked about the weather
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18 February, 1769

On 18 February, 1769, James Cook wrote “Saw some birds nearly as big as Albitrosses they were all bl...
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17 February, 1769

On 17 February, 1769, Joseph Banks went on deck for the first time in several days
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16 February, 1769

On 16 February, 1769, very heavy seas broke over Endeavour and carried away the driver boom
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15 February, 1769

On 15 February, 1769, Joseph Banks shot some birds
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14 February, 1769

On 14 February, 1769, James Cook wrote about gales, rain, clouds and even more rain
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13 February, 1769

On 13 February, 1769, James Cook reflected upon the values of using the passage round Cape Horn, and...
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12 February, 1769

On 12 February, 1769, James Cook had the log line adjusted as the space between the knots was too gr...
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11 February, 1769

On 11 February, 1769, James Cook wrote “The former part Light airs with drizling rain, remainder a M...
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10 February, 1769

On 10 February, 1769, Joseph Banks was kept awake all night by the pitching of the ship
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9 February, 1769

On 9 February, 1769, Joseph Banks saw sea weed and a servant saw a large beetle
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8 February, 1769

On 8 February, 1769, James Cook wrote about squalls and showers
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7 February, 1769

On 7 February, 1769, James Cook tacked Endeavour several times due to the changing wind
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6 February, 1769

On 6 February, 1769, Joseph Banks was feeling better after his illness
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5 February, 1769

On 5 February, 1769, Joseph Banks ate some of the Albatrosses shot earlier
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4 February, 1769

On 4 February, 1769, Joseph Banks wrote about his recent illness
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