Wednesday, August 23, 1769
To Tajiguas Creek.



Gaspar de Portol√°
The 23rd of August, we proceeded for four hours and a half, part of the way along the beach. "We halted in a town of eighty houses and the number of natives that we saw was about four hundred. Much running water and pasture. They made us a present of great quantities of fish, and the first thing they entreat, all along this channel, is that they be permitted to dance, this we conceded so as not to displease them.

Miguel Costansó
In the morning, taking advantage of the low tide, we traveled about a league along the beach. Then we left it and made the rest of the march which was of three leagues over high hills. In some places these hills terminated in the sea, and were frequently intersected by ravines and gullies nearly all with running water through which the mountain range is drained. We arrived at the stopping place, which was a town of eighty houses and about eight hundred souls. It was situated on both sides of a canyon that had running water. The natives also complimented us with a dance and abundant gifts of fish and seeds. We pitched our camp on the left bank of the stream, on a high open spot. We gave the name of San Guido to the entire place.

Fray Juan Crespi
At half-past six we started, with the object of taking advantage of low tide. We traveled about a league along the beach, but afterward left it and made the rest of the march, which covered about three leagues, over high hills, cut off from the sea in some places; and we were frequently interrupted by ravines and gullies by which the mountains discharge their waters, nearly all of which had running water and some live oaks. On each side of an arroyof there is a village, but we do not know whether or not they are distinct. On one bank we counted forty-two houses, and on the other thirty-seven, and the people that we saw must exceed four hundred. We pitched camp on the left bank, and as soon as we arrived the heathen came to visit us and made us liberal presents of fish and seeds, to which the commander responded with beads; they also entertained us with a dance. We named these villages San Guido de Cortona. We saw only four canoes, although they told us they had fifteen, and that the others had gone to the islands, of which four can be seen from this place. In this village, as well as in others in the channel, we have seen heathen men wearing the dress of women, with buckskin petticoats, very well tanned and clean. We have not been able to understand what it means, nor what the purpose is; time, and an understanding of the language, when it is learned, will make it clear.

August 22 Day two at Dos Pueblos Canyon, at Naples.
August 24 To the stream in Canada de la Gaviota.