Thursday 1 September 1836

[, on board the wrote. | Read source notes.]

September 1st The same favorable breeze continues and the ship is running her course delightfully. Yesterday we passed the Martin Vaz rocks, three in number. One is very small, and at the distance at which we were about thirty miles resembled a large boat; another somewhat larger and apparently about 200 feet high; and. the third, the middle one, is about 600 feet high, and about a mile long. These rocks are said to be inaccessible and the resort of abundance of seafowl. Some of these have been about our ship, and one very beautiful bird striped black and white called the Cape Pigeon, accompanied us the greater part of the day.

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