After waiting for fine weather, on Monday I ascended Banks Hill to measure its height & found it 1472 feet. The wind was so strong & cold; that we were glad to beat a retreat. If we had been an hour later, the boats could not have reached the shore for us. This was one of the hills I went up during our last visit, I was surprised that nine weeks had not effaced our footsteps so that we could recognize to whom they belonged.
While we were prisoners on board, some fish were caught, among which was a skate, four feet in length and three feet wide. Several fine cod-fish, of the same kind as those off Cape Fairweather, were also hooked, and much relished.