Journals

Third Journey (MS 107/2)

15th November 1778


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[15th november 1778]
15

bleef na de ossen die terug waren gebleven wagten.
mooy weer iets z:o:
ter 55 t 73 d t 65. barom: 27 ­ 6.
myn astrolabium gebroken.
veel rhinoster bosjes van de rietfontein af.

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[15th November 1778]
15

Remained waiting for the oxen that had stayed behind. Fine weather, wind rather south-easterly.
Thermometer 55 degrees rising to 73 degrees declining to 65.
Barometer: 27 inches – 6 tents.
My astrolabe was broken.
Many rhinoceros-bushes starting at Rietfontein.