14th & 15th Jan 1832

Teneriffe to C.Verde Islands
These, like the last two days have rapidly glided past...

... with nothing to mark their transit. The weather has been light and to sailors very annoying: all the 15th we were tacking about the NW end of St Jago, making so little way from the effects of a strong current, that after some hours we scarcely got on a mile. Some few birds have been hovering about the vessel and a large gay coloured cricket found an insecure resting place within the reach of my fly-nippers. He must at the least have flown 370 miles from the coast of Africa.

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