24th August 1832

First Cruise
We have made a good run; at last. North of Cape of Corrientes the coast in a small degree has altered its appearance: instead of the undulating chain of sand-hillocks, the horizon is bounded by low table land. This being divided by broads, gaps or valleys, presents so many square masses.

We have seen during the day the smoke from several large fires within the country: it is not easy to guess how they arise. It is too far North for the Indians & the country is uninhabited by the Spaniards. The sun set in a cloudless sky; & there is every prospect of the Northerly wind lasting; if so tomorrow we shall double Corrientes & if we can land in the boats on the promontory.

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