24th & 25th February 1833

Good Success Bay
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.

Captain Fitzroy’s Journal:
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.

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