We had yesterday a very tedious journey, we were only 4 to unload the mules and became very much heated. Perry went in this heated state to bathe in the cool river and took a hearty meal of tough goat afterwards; the consequence was that he got lightheaded and feverish and that he is still very miserable. I have enticed several of my companions to follow my example and to bathe in the morning early and at night; the fine cool running stream is very [indecipherable] and t
he its coolness is extremely brazing [bracing?] and strengthening to skin; but I am of course very much against bathing in the middle of the day, except when I got very [indecipherable]; in this case the bath seems to take away the bad influence of the [indecipherable] and the coming cold.
12th March [?] made at 1 oclock pm.them. 90º strong NN West breeze.
210.65 1021 1021
100: 65 = 512 702 902
65 1121 787 feet
2560 702 133
the 4th March We travelled about 4 miles
NE N East in order to get to a good and open camping place. There were occasional opening [openings?} of the River, but the greatest part was scrubbly and miserable. We camped at the junction of a flagstone creek which probably came from the Ranges to the Eastward. During the night at half past eleven we felt a fine strong Westerly breeze in which I thought to recognise the well known