Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
Observations from Captain Cook's last voyage.
Daily entries, while travelling close to the 60th parallel south. An entry for 6 January records a period of strong gales in which great waves broke frequently over the ship. A number of the entries include observations of lunar distance from the sun and from Spica Virginis, with resulting calculations of longitude. Bayly also records sightings of seals, whales, porpoises and ‘islands of ice’.
The log book of HMS Adventure compiled by W. Bayly during his passage to the South Seas as part of the expedition led by Captain James Cook in HMS Resolution.
Daily log entries covering the Resolution’s second Antarctic sweep. Wales includes observations on weather conditions and sightings of seabirds. On 5 February he records the occurrence of a large water spout at sea [RGO 14/58: 87]. In an entry for 15 February he observes that ‘It is a little remarkable that in all our track to the Southward this year we have never once seen the least glimpse of the Southern Lights’ [RGO 14/58: 89v].