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Fourth Journey (MS 107/3/1-2)

30th December 1779


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[30th December 1779]
30

gepasseerde nagt n:w: wind betrokke lugt iets regen droppels.
continueerd dese morgen. vertrokken de selvde coers en liet de wagen het ordinaire pad zuid op ryden daar doornrivier in groene rivier loopt. (n:b: hier by een kleine dog goede soutpan.)
ik reed z:w: aan na de beneden plaats van van der westhuisen. daar na vier uren paardrydens arriveerde. dese plaats legt 2 en ¼ myl van zee. langs groene rivier

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[30th December 1779]
30

North-west wind last night. Overcast sky. Some raindrops; still falling this morning.
Departed on the same course and let the wagons take the usual road south to where the Doorn River flows into the Groene River. (N.B. At to this place there is a small but good salt-pan.)
I rode south-west to Van der Westhuisen’s lower farm where I arrived after a four hour horse ride. This farm lies beside the Groene River, two and a quarter miles from the sea.