21st Feb 1832

Fernando Noronha
We sailed at night, but have not made much way this morning, latterly it has been a dead calm, the ships head standing the wrong way. As long as one was motionless the extreme heat is rather enjoyable but after any bodily or mental exertion a most helpless degree of languor comes over every faculty. During the night it is like sleeping in a warm bath. I am forced to get out and lie on the table, the hardness of which is delightful after the round soft hammock.

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