May 30 The fleet anchors
Off Cape Tormento
Between 10 and 11 o’clock in the morning the pilots again gave orders for the anchors to be weighed, and we continued our journey in safety between rocks and sand banks until half past 5 in the afternoon. We cam as far as Cape Tormento where the so-called “traverses” commence, and where the passage is very narrow dangerous and difficult, if the direction of the lines to which the vessels are to keep it not carefully noted with the help of the points and other beacons. There are 2 such “traverses”, the old and the new one. The wind left us before we could reach the “traverse”, and we therefore anchored outside it in the neighbourhood of Cape Tormento and with the Island of Orleans before us at 8 o’clock in the evening, after a journey of 3 leagues and 2 miles.
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