Tuesday 1 November 1836

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

Novr 1st The wind blowing from the east prevented our making any advance yesterday, but to-day we have made a little progress. The land from Cape Wiles to Thistles Island we only approached near enough to see that the shore was bold & Cliffy, & towards evening the west end of Kangaroo Island appeared in sight. The weather has been delightful. A great number of Porpoises & not less than 20 whales were observed from the Ship some of the latter came within 15 yds of us; they were generally of the spermaciti kind and as usual infested with barnacles!

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