June 21st* — July 8th, 1521

[*date given in Laurence Bergereen; **contextual date based on next entry]

[21 June: Victoria and Trinidad depart Palawan. They arrived at Brunei on the north-eastern coast of Borneo on 9 July.]

[The ships are left with no translator and astronomer guiding them as they leave the shores of Palawan and Bolava (Balabac, Palawan) and sail for Brunei.]

Desde Palaoán, dirigiéndonos al sudoeste, después de haber recorrido diez leguas, reconocimos otra isla, que, costeándola, nos pareció que subía [de latitud], habiendo debido andar cincuenta leguas, a lo menos, antes de encontrar un fondeadero, y apenas hubimos arrojado el ancla, cuando se levantó una tempestad, se oscureció el cielo y vimos sobre nuestros mástiles el fuego de San Telmo.

[113] Ten leagues southwest of that island, we came to an island that, as we coasted by, seemed to us to grow very high. After entering the port, the holy body [i.e., St Elmo’s fire] appeared to us through the pitchy darkness. There is a distance of fifty leagues from the beginning of that island to the port.

Sampung liga sa timog-kanluran ng naturang isla, natagpuan namin ang isang isla na tíla pumapailanlang hábang binabaybay namin. Pagkatapos pumasok sa pantalan, nagpakita sa amin sa gitna nang malalim na kadiliman ang banal na lawas [na siyáng Santelmo]. May layong limampung liga mula sa simula ng naturang isla hanggang sa pantalan.

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