Monday, 20 February 1565

We had the ships all ready to sail. We left Tuesday morning and sailed all day and all night the full length of the island. We sailed south southeast for that is the direction the island goes. By morning, we must have sailed 25 leagues and then we saw at the end of the island and discovered a way along …

Tuesday 9 January 1565

Land was sighted and we sailed towards it, we wanted to land but we could not because the shore was very steep. The said land at an altitude; 10 degrees placed at northsouth would be about 2 leagues and from eastwest a little more than half a league similar to this figure. On this island, the Maestre de Campo Mateo …

21 November 1564

We departed from the port of La Navidad on two ships, a galliot, a patax, and a covered boat. The flagship was named San Pedro, of 500 tons more or less; the chief pilot, Esteban Rodriguez, resident of Huelva, and accompanied by Pierres Plin, French; as maestre, Martin de Ybarra, resident of Bilbao; contra maestre, Francisco de Tibaribia. The almiranta …

November 21, 1564

Estéban Rodriguez, chief pilot, native of the villa of Huelva, the kingdom of Castille; of the route, latitude, bays and of what took place in the voyage to the Islas Filipinas in the Western Sea, on the armada sent for the discovery of the Islands of the West, of which the Most Illustrious Señor Miguel Lopez de Legazpi went as …