James Cook - A Journal of the proceedings of His Majesty's Bark Endeavour on a voyage round the world, by Lieutenant James Cook, Commander, commencing the 25th of May 1768 - 23 Oct. 1770 - Page 117
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in their being always accompanied with a large swell from th same [indecipherable] [indecipherable] find a much greater surf beating upon the shore of the sides of the Island situated just within the limits of the trade winds than upon any other part of [indecipherable].
The tides are perhaps inconsiderable in these Seas as in any part of the world a [indecipherable] moon makes high water in Royal Bay but the [indecipherable] does not rise upon a perpendicular above 10 or 12 Inches except on some extraordinary occasions.
The variation of the Compass found to be