||Page header reads: 'Standing to the Southward'
||Banks, Joseph, Sir, 1743-1820
||17 August 1769
||Series 03: The Endeavour journal of Joseph Banks, 25 August 1768 - 12 July 1771
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||17. A heavy swell from the SW all day so we are not yet under the Lee of the continent: in the Even no wind. Our Taros (roots of the Yam kind calld in the W. Indies Cocos) faild us today, many of them were rotten; they would probably have kept longer had we had either time or opportunity of drying them well, but I beleive that at the best they are very much inferior to either Yamms or potatoes for keeping.