Sunday 2 October 1836

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Sunday, 2nd October.
About 9 p.m. last night the wind again shifted to the S.W. and increased to a strong gale which has blown ever since. As the wind was right on shore we let go another anchor and veered away so much cable that this morning we ran foul of the surveying boat that was anchored astern of us and carried away her mast and otherwise damaged her. The weather has kept us all on board and at present there seems no likelihood of a change. There was so much sea on last night that I had a slight attack of seasickness which left me as soon as I turned in and has not recurred today – 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. The wind has greatly moderated and we have every appearance of a quiet night.

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