Journals

Fourth Journey (MS 107/3/1-2)

17th July 1779


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[17th July 1779]
17

Goed weer z:w: windje. term. 50 - 75 - 65. om negen avonds uur kout 48 gr: nam de breete en kreeg

Graden van ’t zenith 52 0
declinatie noorder 21 13
geeft brete gr m.
30 47

miswysing 19 gr n:w:.

vertrokken na den middag en arriveerden na byna drie uur rydens met draayen nog door de Cari heuvels, n:n:w: aan het Paddegat. waarby brak water egter ook een goede even brakke fontein agter de eerste heuvel, spanden in het Pad uit. dit terrein is rosse caro aarde met klei, synde brakkegrond, groef twe en een half voet diep kreeg Cos klippen. alles het selfde bosjes veld. enige ixiaas. en oliphants mist.

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[17th July 1779]
17

Good weather.
Light south west wind.
Therm.50-75-65.
Cold (in the evening) at nine o’clock: 48 deg.

Took latitude and got

degrees from the zenith 52 0
Northern declination 21 13
gives latitude degrees gr m.
30 47

error 19 deg. N.W.

Departed after midday and after nearly three hours travelling including turns through the Cari Bergen north northwest arrived at the Paddegat. at which there was brack water, but also a good equally brackish spring behind the first hill. Outspanned in the road. The terrain is reddish-brown Karoo soil with clay; brack soil. Dug two and a half feet deep and found Cos stones. Everywhere the same shrub veld. Some ixia lilies and elephant dung.