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On Monday we ran up to Salinas Bay, and then commenced the coast survey to Realejo, under very easy sail, anchoring for observations near noon as well as at night.
Every nook was narrowly examined, but without success; therefore I am satisfied that Sunday's position, before noticed, was the port in question.
On March 14th we returned to the island of Garden, and to my mortification found that the Starling had arrived and sailed again in quest of us. As we had not found Culebra, I feared she might miss us and cause further delay.
Here, therefore, I determined to await her arrival, as well as complete some necessary observations at the term day.
I now found that my land trip had been most important; the mountains, whose peaks I had fixed, securing our positions beautifully. In one point which I have marked upon the chart, no obstruction appeared to intervene from the sea to the Lake of Managua, and the peak of the island of Momotombita was frequently used as one of our objects for fixing the positions.
On the 20th of March the Starling returned bringing but few letters; and to cure general disappointment, I determined on making another attempt for Culebra, in which we all felt interested. I felt satisfied that Bauza had not erred more than in position, and from the summit of one of the Murciellagos I had noticed features which I suspected Mere those of Culebra. Having embarked the ob-