Portola Expedition: Wednesday, November 15, 1769

Martini Creek (camped at the same location October 30).

Gaspar de Portolá


We proceeded for three hours over the road by which we had come and made the same distance as on the outward journey.

Miguel Costansó


As the men were without provisions, save the very small ration of tortillas of flour, it was decided to rest at this place in order to give time to get a supply of shell-fish, which, as we said, were very abundant on the rocks along the shore.

Fray Juan Crespi


This day we rested, so that the men might employ themselves in getting a supply of mussels, of which there is a great abundance, and they are large and good.


November 14 To Martini Creek
November 16 To Pilarcitos Creek
Portola Expedition 1769 Diaries