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

5th January 1780


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[5th January 1780]
5

t'selfde weer en wind, weer wat gedawt.


na drie quartier rydens, deselfde coers kwamen aan een platte klip, de Schuijtklip genaamt. hier op vonden wy regen water en na 5 quart verder aan een andere krakkeel klip genaamt. (ten westen van dese siet men de zee op twe mylen en is hier de hoeker voor omtrent 50 jaren gestrand. waarvan weinig menschen te regt zyn gekomen. peilde van hier. kamies berg z: punt n. koegelfontein n:n:w: windhoek z:o: 5 gr. z. van zyl z:o: 8 gr z. drie gebroeders berg tegen over here logement z:z:o 5: gr: o. verloren valey drie bergjes z:z:o: 2 gr o:.
arriveerde na enige draayen, door enige ruggens z:o: daar na z:w: in een kloof

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daar na tien uren rydens van de grote Coraap, uitspande, sonder water. of weide. also men my de kokenaap by oliphants rivier veel verder gesegt had. bonden de ossen aan de wagens.



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[5th January 1780]
5

The same weather and wind. A light dew again.

After travelling the same route for three and a quarter hours, came to a flat rock, called the Schuijtklip. We found rainwater in it and an hour and a quarter further on came to another called Krakeelklip. One can see the sea two miles to the west of these and it was here that the hooker was stranded about fifty years ago from which few people survived. Took bearings from here. Thesourthern tip of the Kamies berg, north; Koegelontein, north north-west; Windhoek: south east 5 degrees south; Van Zyl south east 8 degrees south; Drie Gebroeders Berg opposite Herenlogement south south-east 5 degrees east; Verlorenvlei, the three small mountains, south sout- east 2 degrees east.
After some turns through some ridges south east and then south west we arrived at a kloof

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where we outspanned without water or grazing After travelling for ten hours from Grote Coraap, because I had been told that Koekenaap at the Oliphants River was much further. We fastened the oxen to the wagons.