Journals

Second Journey (MS 107/1/1-2)

10th October 1777


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[10th October 1777]
vrydag den 10

bleven om het slegte weer om vergelegen wandelen, gingen op de schapenberg, een uit de grote keten bergen ten westen springende hoge rug, op de welke de wind zo sterk woey dat wy nu en dan byna niet staan konden, waayende de forsse winden in dit land nooyt gestadig dog met tussenposingen, door het gebergte veroorsaakt
[annotated on page 5:] den 10 thermometer om 8 uur s'morgens 56 Gr
continuerende sterke z oost wind met regen buyen, dik betrokken op de bergen dog meest heldere sonneschyn en de laagte
om twe uuren 61 thermo: forsse z o met regenvlagen op en omtrent het gebergte.

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[10th October 1777]
Friday the 10th

Thermometer 56 degrees at 8 o'clock. The strong, steady south-east wind with showers of rain continued. Thickly overcast on the mountains but mainly clear sunshine in the valley. Thermometer 61 degrees at two o'clock. Strong south-east wind with gusts of rain around and on top of the range.

On account of the bad weather stayed wandering around Vergelegen. We went up the Schapenberg, one of the high ridges springing from the great chain of mountains to the west, on which the wind was blowing so strongly at times we could hardly stand. These strong winds never blow steadily in this country , and this is caused by the mountains.