Thomas Crawford's Diary, 1825

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“Bearing upon Mount Dromedary”

Entry for 27/10/1825

Thursday 27th. This morning it blew a gale off the Land, which is in sight; but yesterday we could not see it (except from the Mast head,) being driven out to sea during the preceding night, with contrary wind. On the Coast there is a conical hill, called the Pigeon house which resembles very much North Berwick Law. We have been beating about all day endeavouring to get close in shore, & we are now on a tack bearing upon Mount Dromedary (1/4 to 8 P.M.) & intend putting about on another tack to keep in shore, as it just now blows hard off the Land.