May 18, 1832
18 May: At two or three o’clock, the Janus weighed anchor and the pilot steered out to sea. The weather was nice. The shores disappeared on both sides. At five thirty we were opposite the lighthouse at the tip of Goeree Island, roughly opposite the [Page 1:5]gunboats, which lay at anchor here. Toward noon we could no longer see land. The sea was rough, all of us somewhat seasick; Mr. Bodmer was very sick; he slept on deck that night since our ship has a poor cabin, where an unpleasant odor causes the sickness to be worse. At noon, northern latitude 51°32', eastern longitude 2°30'.