20th January 1834

[Upper Part of Port Desire Inlet]
Port Desire
I landed directly the ship came to an anchor, & had some collecting. On an headland projecting into the sea, I found a heap of stones similar to the ones already described. There was a tooth & head of thigh bone, all crumbling into earth, in a few years no traces would be left: This explains the apparent absence of bones in the grave, made with so much labor, on the top of the hill. The Adventure is ready for sea & with her new square top-sail will doubtless sail well.

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