25th December 1768
Fresh breezes and fine Clear weather. Wind North-East by North to North; course South 50 degrees West; distance 116 miles; latitude 38 degrees 37 minutes South, longitude 52 degrees 5 minutes West.
Joseph Banks Journal
Christmas day; all good Christians -- that is to say all hands -- get abominably drunk so that at night there was scarce a sober man in the ship, wind thank God very moderate or the Lord knows what would have become of us.
Posted by Arborfield at 08:46