Journals

Third Journey (MS 107/2)

16th November 1778


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[16th november 1778]
16

vertrokken na de vos daar na 7 uren arriveerde
van landman n:w: t w: 4 gr n: verkeerde valey anderhalve of een myl. wouter de vos west
de ko z w t w 2 gr z ses uren te paard met draayen. warm water z. stil.

dus loopt de straat [diagram showing meandering path with compass points] z w n de o draay term m:s: 56: t 80 d t: 68.

de barometer op de hoogste van het pad na de vos
26 ­ 9. na 6 uren arriveerde by de vos sandig hier en daar veel rinoster en harstbosjes

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[16th November 1778]
16

Departed for De Vos’s, and arrived there after 7 hours
From Landman: north west by west 4 degrees north; Verkeerdevlei, one mile; Wouter de Vos, west; The Ko, south west by west 2 degrees south, six hours by horse with bends.
Hot water south. Calm.

The pass runs thus [diagram showing meandering path with compass points] Thermometer: morning at dawn 56 degrees rising to 80 degrees, declining to 6 degrees

On the highest point of the way to De Vos, the barometer read 26 inches 9 tenths. Arrived at De Vos after six hours; sandy here and there, with many rhinoceros-bushes resin-bushes.