5th Jan 1832

Devonport to Canary Islands
Passed this morning within a few miles of the Piton rock: the most Southern of the Salvages: it is a wild abrupt rock and uninhabited.

At noon we were 100 miles from Teneriffe. The day has been beautiful and I am so much better that I am able to enjoy it; the air is very mild and warm: something like a spring day in England, but here the sky is much brighter and atmosphere far more clear. There was a very long gradual swell on the sea, like what is seen on the Pacific: The ocean lost its flat appearance and looked more like an undulating plain.

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