Journals

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

6th July 1779


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[6th July 1779]
6

term 46 - 58 - 50
betrokken noordelyke wind niet sterk.

reed met myn Jonge koerikei eerst langs bergvaley by Josias engelbregts, toen door sand duinig velt na lange valey by juffer louw, dewelke niet te huis was, de wagens kwamen laat in den nagt aldaar aan door het sware pad. van in de bergvaley de uit en inspringende hoeken der heuvels exact corresponderen so als by buffon aangehaald. by de caap in de houtbaay het selfde.

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[6th July 1779]
6

Thermometer: 46-58-50.
Overcast; a northerly wind, not strong.

Rode with my lad Koerikei first along Bergvlei to Josias Engelbregt’s, then through sandy, dune country to Mrs Louw at Langevlei, but she was not home. The wagons arrived here late at night because of the heavy road. The receding and advancing angles of the hills in the Bergvlei meet each other exactly as Buffon has related. The same thing occurs at Hout Bay at the Cape.