Thursday, January 11, 1770
To Ventura (Aug. 14).



Gaspar de Portolá
The 11th, we proceeded for six hours and made a distance somewhat greater than in two marches on the previous journey. We halted in the last town before leaving the channel. All the time we have been moving along the Santa Barbara channel we have experienced a very genial temperature and almost heat; this, too, in January with a perfectly clear sky which we did not have, in the month of August, on the outward journey, when we experienced nothing but fogs and winds.

Miguel Costansó
From La Carpintería we passed to La Asumpta, the last town on the channel. We passed through the Pueblo del Bailarín without stopping. All these towns, which on our outward journey had plenty of fish and furnished us with much of it, were now without any, and we saw that they were in great need, so that, had we not made some provision at the towns behind, we should all have been badly off. This day's march was five leagues.

From this place the most westerly islands of the channel could no longer be seen. That of Santa Bárbara was the only one observed.
Its western end was to the ... SW 22° W
Its eastern end was to the ... S 35° W
Falsa Vela to the ... S 6° W
Las Mesitas, three in number, to the ... S 40° E
A low point of sand, at a distance of three miles to the ... S 33° E

Note: Las Mesitas are small islands of moderate elevation above the sea, and level on top, to the west of La Falsa Vela, another islet of greater elevation, which, the first time we saw it, appeared to us to be a vessel.

Fray Juan Crespi
We spent this day at the town of Asumpta, the last one on the channel, and passed the village of El Bailarin without stopping. All of these people, who, when we came, had
plenty of fish and gave us a lot of it, are now without any, and we perceive that they are hungry, so that if some provision had not been made in the preceding ' towns, we should have found ourselves in the same situation.


January 10 To Carpinteria (Aug. 17).
January 12 To Near Camarillo.