Journals

Third Journey (MS 107/2)

13th October 1778


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schoon helder weer noorwestelyk stil met son op wakkerende z w in den avond wierd en op den middag sterk was dog ver na niet als gisteren term, sonsop 58 ­ middag 71 ­ 75 meest en 62 avond.

vertrokken met den morgen na grovelaar onder bruins hoogte, daar wy in een uur en een quartier sterk rydens te paart arriveerden. na brete genomen te hebben, bevond Gr 32 m 33 en 26½ gr n w miswy:. trokken bruinshoogte op en arriveerde in 2½ uur te paart, een groot uur over deselve by potgieter aan kleine vis rivier. de hele vlakte van Camdebo was hier en daar velt spring bokken. en enige hartebeesten (bubalis) peilden van bruins hoogte de hoek van lottering of uiterste der bergen w t n de beer w:n:w: de verdere cours oost na prinslo.

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[13th October 1778]
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Fine clear weather. North westerly wind, calm at sunrise, getting up south west in the evening, and was strong at midday but not nearly so strong as yeaterday. Thermometer: Sunrise 56 degrees ­ noon 71 degrees ­ (75 degrees highest) and 62 degrees evening.

W left in the morning for Grovelaar’s below Bruintjes Hoogte where we arrived in an hour and a quarter’s hard riding on horseback. Took latitude, got 32 degrees ­33 minutes with 26½ degrees north west error. We went up over Bruintjes Hoogte, taking a good hour to get over same, and arrived after 2½ hours on horseback at Potgieter’s on the Little Fish River. The whole Camdeboo plain consists of veld here and there; dotted with springbok, as well as some hartebeest (bubalis). From Bruintjies Hoogte measured the angle from Lottering or from the tip of the mountain West by norht to De Beer, west north-west. Our further route is west to Prinsloo’s.