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Historical Records of New Zealand Vol. II.

December, 3rd

December, 3rd.

Steady breeze and cloudy. Unstowed the anchors and bent cables. Lat. at noon 45° 57′. At 4 p.m. saw the land which I took for Port Pickersgill.* At 7 abreast of Cape West Blowing hard at N.W. At 8h 30m entered Chalky Bay and beat up with strong wind down and a dirty night; turned past Port Chalky in the dark and had to lay to at the head of the Bay till day light. Blowg hard with heavy squalls from the N.W. I am very glad I missed the entrance to Port Chalky The port inside Garden Island, Chalky Bay. for it is foul and one large rock just visible at high water in the middle.

* Disky Sound, New Zealand.

The port inside Garden Island, Chalky Bay.