Saturday 20 August 1836

[, on board the wrote.]

[20? August]
… river opened into the Bay at its centre. I started after breakfast to explore it with my gun on my shoulder. The walk to it was longer than I had anticipated and the banks of it were swampy and covered with low bushwood so that being extremely fatigued I did not proceed more than a mile along the right bank. Here the water was very brackish, probably owing to its being high water. The soil being very poor and sandy at the mouth of the river but gradually improved as I proceeded up so that we may expect better land in the interior. I have had tolerable sport with my gun shooting sufficient seafowl for the Mess Dinner tomorrow. Returned on board at 5 p.m. and having very satisfactorily appeased my appetite I shall now turn in.

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