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We Sailed From The Downs On The 18th April, 1611, Passed The Equator On The 6th June, And Arrived At Saldanha Bay On The 1st Of August.

Having well refreshed ourselves there for eight days, we set sail on the 9th August.

The 3d September we made the land of Madagascar, near the bay of St Augustine. The 10th we made the island of Primeiras; and the 17th we made the islands of Angoza to the southwards of Mosambique. Finding a dangerous shoal and bad anchoring ground, with a lee shore and westerly current, we stood off on the 21st for Madagascar. In the chart we found these islands of Angoza laid down in lat. 15 deg. 40' S. but by our observation they are in 16 deg. 20' S.[398] The 24th, in lat. 16 deg. 16', our course being N.E. we unexpectedly saw land bearing N. by W. five leagues off, while expecting the island of Juan de Nova to the eastwards, and being becalmed, we feared the current might set us upon it in the night. When day-light appeared next morning, we found it to be the northernmost island of Angoza, whence we had departed on the 21st, to the great amazement and discouragement of our mariners.

[Footnote 398: The town of Angoza is in lat. 15 deg. 50', and the most southerly island in the bay of that name is in 16 deg. 30' S. - E.]

The 3d October, after much trouble by currents, we came to anchor between Mosambique and Sofala, in lat.

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