Saturday, December 30, 1769
To Oso Flaco Lake (Sept. 2-3).



Gaspar de Portol√°
The 30th, we traveled for four hours and made the same distance as on the outward journey over the road by which we had come .

Miguel Costansó
Before setting out from this place we received another visit from the cacique Buchon, who, without doubt knowing our necessity, brought a second present, larger and more abundant than that of yesterday. This was divided among the men, and from it each one drew a good portion. Today's march, which we shortened by following the road along the beach, was two leagues and a half to the Laguna del Megano. We encountered no other difficulty than an estuary, the ford of which the Indians pointed out to us; we thus escaped the unavoidable circuits of the road inland, which is a labyrinth of ponds and estuaries.

Fray Juan Crespi
When we were about to start from this place Chief Buchon came again to visit us. Without doubt on the previous visit he had perceived our needy state, for he came with a
second present, more copious and abundant than that of yesterday. It was divided among the men, so that we all had this succor. We set out from the valley, taking the road along the beach, by which we cut off a good deal, no other difficulty offering itself but that of an estuary; but the heathen showed us the ford, by which we crossed easily and in this way we avoided the inevitable detours of the road inland, which is a labyrinth of lagoons and estuaries. By the road which we took today we arrived in two leagues and a half at this lagoon of the sand dune, or round lake, and there was a present here also from the Indians.


December 29 To Price Canyon, north of Pismo Beach (Sept. 4).
December 31 To Guadalupe Lake (Sept. 1).