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..

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Wednesday, 17 January 1565

Our day’s run was 36 leagues west. After midday the Governor ordered the pilots to get together to see how much each one had charted the distance from the port of Navidad. And they decided to go at 13 degrees. We headed northwest. I found myself at that hour 1,670 leagues from the port of..

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Wednesday, 10 January 1565

At 7 in the morning we saw an island divided into islets. At 12 we headed there, it extends from north to south 10 leagues; eastwest by southwest, northwest; 3 leagues; and northeast southwest 5. The islets are made up of corals. They were not inhabited. Nowhere could we anchor, though we got ashore with..

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Tuesday, 9 January 1565

We sighted land at 6 in the morning, at noon we went towards it; I measured the sun at 10 degrees 9 minutes... We sailed 23 leagues west by northwest for 18 hours... The Governor ordered that this island be named Barbudos because the natives had beards. The island could have a perimeter of about..

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Monday, 8 January 1565

We sailed 26 leagues west in 16 hours. At six in the morning, the almiranta fired an artillery shot, as a signal that land had been sighted at south southeast. We sailed all day south southeast thinking we would find the land that they said they had seen. At six in the morning, we ran..

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Friday, 1 December 1564

I did not measure the sun on account of the constant rain. We sailed 39 leagues in 24 hours southeast by southeast. Tonight we lost the patax San Lucas, due to the the pilot’s fault, for, he had been advised by the Governor not to leave the side of the flagship. Its captain was Alonso..

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Saturday, 25 November 1564

I measured the sun at 14 3/4 degrees; in 24 hours we sailed 15 leagues southwest; we were at the meridian 2/4 of an hour from the sun by south west. This day, the Governor ordered the almirante to have all the pilots, captains and the King’s officials assemble. In their presence, he ordered the..

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