Sunday, Oct. 19. Delightful. Enter Gaspar Straits 
by Stole’s passage (just west of Pulo Ding-ding.) 
taking a famous land swell by the way, at sunset.
Oct. 20, 2 A.M. Anchor in the midst of a lovely group
of “Summer isles of Eden.” 6 A.M. Under way again.
Tuesday, Oct. 28. Anchor in Anjer road at evening,
with quite a fleet of ships. Among them the “Sans Pareil” 
an English 90-gun war steamer, bound for Shanghai.
Midshipman boards us to get war news (!) from
China. Oct. 29. A stock of fresh provisions, and
a fresh fine start at 8 A.M. Enter Indian Ocean
through the Great Ship Channel, to the music of
Java sparrows, chickens and geese.
Oct. 19. Pass Anambas Islands (lying south of Natuna) 
Friday, Nov. 21. Lat. at noon 27°47 S., long 51°30’.  At two
o’clock A.M. while pumping ship, a splendid meteor
shot across the sky from east to west, against the
wind, at an angle of about 45° with the horizon. At shore with
a steady light intensely brilliant, and midway of
the heavens gave out a converging tail of white light
that lengthened and broke into many colored rocket stars
an instant before the whole was lost behind the low lying clouds