Journals

Fifth Journey (MS 107/4)

1st January 1786


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[1st January 1786]
1 Jan sondag 1786

spanden om ¼ na tienen voor de middag in de com daar nonjes riv: oorspronk is(sagen in den twe varsche leeuwe sporen ook gems bokke harte en gestreepte paarden of zebras spoor, ook bavianen spoor dog vernamen niets dier dieren.)

en wy een weinig dog goed water vonden uit, seer vermoeidt de slaap kwelden ons so sterk dat ik al marcherende geslapen heb.

1 term. 84 ­ 99 ­ 80
seer warm even weste lugje door den dag. waren 1000 voet opdragende gegaan na dit hoge land.

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[1st January 1786]
1 Jan. Sunday 1786

We inspanned at a quarter past ten in the forenoon in the basin where the Nonjes riverhas its source. In it we saw two fresh lion tracks as well as gemsbok, hartebeest and striped-horse or zebra tracks. Baboon tracks as well but did came across no trace of these animals We found scant but good water. We were all very weary; sleep overtook us so strongly that I fell asleep while on the march.

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Thermometer: 84-99-80.
Very hot light westerly breeze throughout the day. We went a 1000 feet uphill to this plateau.