Wednesday 20 July 1836

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

July 20th Again Harriet is comfortable; although she too busily employed herself in the cabin in the early part of the day she recovered towards the evening. Flocks of flying fish have surrounded the vessel today, & have afforded much amusement. The greatest lengths of flights which I have seen is about 100 yards; the manner of flying closely resembling that of starlings. The flock which took wing close to the ship could not have contained fewer than 50 to 60 fish. The size appears to be about that of a small mackerel.

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