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The Ground Is Hard Clay, And The Bay Is Very Large With Many Creeks And Nooks Within, And Many Islands; Many Of These Creeks Penetrating Deep Into The Main-Land, So That In Every Place There May Be Many Vessels Hidden Without Being Observed From The Other Branches Of The Harbour.

A quarter of a league off to sea from the mouth of this harbour there is a shoal which

Defends it completely from the admission of any sea, as this shoal is above water, and has no passage except by the entrance already mentioned, which trends E. by N. and W. by S. A cannon-shot from this bay there is a great well, but the water is very brackish.

[Footnote 293: Considering the very small rise and fall of the tide at Swakem, the text in this place ought perhaps only to have been inches. - E.]

On the 22d we left this harbour of Doroo at day light, proceeding by means of our oars, and found the sea very full of rocks, so that escaping from some we got foul of others, and at half past ten o'clock we had to fasten our vessels to the rocks. Proceeding onwards, we got towards evening in with the land, and having doubled a point we entered a very large bay named Fuxaa, or Fushaa, three leagues and a half beyond Doroo, the coast between stretching N. and E. with a tendency towards N.W. and S.E. This bay of Fushaa is remarkable by a very high sharp peaked hill, in lat.

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