Tuesday 4 October 1836

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

4 October-Fresh breezes and fine; went on shore at nine a.m. to examine the plain. I cannot express my delight at seeing no bounds to a flat of fine rich-looking country with an abundance of fresh-water lagoons, which, if dry in summer, convinced me that one need not dig a deep well to give sufficient supply. The little river, too, was deep; and it struck me that much might hereafter be made of this little stream. After walking some distance through long grass and frequently through water, we returned to the beach at two a.m., on my part rather fatigued, and getting into the gig crossed the bar and pulled on board.

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