4th Jan 1832

Devonport to Canary Islands
We heaved to during the night and at day break saw Porto Santo, in few hours we passed Madeira, leaving it on our West. As the anchorage there is bad and the landing difficult, it was not thought worth while to beat dead to Windward in order to reach it. Accordingly we steered for Teneriffe. I was so sick that I could not get up even to see Madeira, when within 12 miles. In the evening a little better but much exhausted.

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