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15 May 1792

At noon on the 15th our latitude by observation was 17°6′20″ and our longitude 0°43′36″, in which position Mount Abot bore N33°E, the bay and town of Candon N85°E and Tagudin Point S25°E.

As darkness fell conditions seemed that same as on the previous afternoon, the breeze remaining fresh from SW until four o’clock in the morning, when the sky became completely dark, the wind rose, and we were struck by a violent squall, with loud thunderclaps and continual flashes of lightning. At dawn the sky and horizon were overcast, and we could hardly make out the land, but at sunrise the high ground on Namapacan Point was visible, and at eleven, with the wind settled in the WSW, we could begin on our work.