Saturday 25 November 1564

Day of Sta. Catalina at the latitude of 15 degrees, the General called the captains and pilots to the flagships and proposed that for the interest of the King, our Lord from that day on, we were to look for a route most convenient to the named Isla de los Reyes at a latitude of 9 degrees, and he ordered all the pilots to consult with each other and determine the most direct and shortest route to go to said Island. After a conference, the said pilots unanimously agreed that sailing the turn west by southwest as per distance of the way, was the best and most direct for the navigation. And so that same day they started going on the new route at the hour the sun was going southwest.