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, 23 January 1565

At 7 in the morning, we anchored at the southwest near a point that goes south. At the southern part one league away there is an islet with a coral reef which leads to a big island. Canoes pass over it. At the coast southeast northwest, there is small islet, a stone’s throw away; nothing can pass over this; three …

Monday 20 November 1564

In the year of our Savior Jesus Christ 1564, Monday 20 November at almost midnight. From the port of Navidad coast of Nueva España on the sea they call South Sea, two heavy ships and two pataxes the General of which is the Illustrious Señor Miguel López de Legazpi departed in the hope of success for the Islands of the …