Tuesday, November 28, 1769
To San Jose Creek, where it flows into Carmel Bay.



Gaspar de Portol√°
No entry

Miguel Costansó
We broke camp in the morning, and, keeping near the coast, began to ascend the hill of pines. The pine wood began before we reached the skirt of the hill. We passed to the other side of the hill where another bay lies sheltered to the north and northwest, as the point, extending from east-southeast to west-northwest, is a protection from those winds. This bay has, to the south, another point which protects it from the south and southwest. We cannot say that the anchorage protected by these points is good, as many flat stones and rocks can be seen in the water and on the shore. There is no beach, except on the eastern side, where an estuary of salt water enters. This receives the waters of a small river of considerable flow coming from a canyon that can be seen in the same direction. Nor can we say what the character of the bottom of this bay is, nor what its depth may be. We crossed the estuary, and camped at the edge of the water on the southern part of the bay, not far from a small stream of very good water.

Fray Juan Crespi
We set out in the morning, following the beach, which we had on our right hand. We entered a very large pine forest before ascending the pine-covered ridge which we soon mounted. On the other side of the ridge we halted where we found a medium-sized bay with shelter from north and northwest winds, because the Point of Pines referred to, extending to the west-northwest, serves to protect it. On the south this bay has another point which defends it from the south and southwest winds; but it cannot be learned what its bottom is like for lack of a launch and a canoe for sounding. Out in the water it has many flat rocks, without any beach whatever, unless it is on the east side, where an
estuary of salt water enters the land. It receives the waters of a small but copious little river which comes down from the mountains through a valley.We crossed the estuary and stopped on the edge of the shore, near another arroyo of good water in a place abounding in pasture and firewood.


November 27 To the site of Monterey.
November 29 Day two at San Jose Creek, where it flows into Carmel Bay.