Weighed anchor to go to Plimoth
Course west, after leaving harbour, with the shallop in company. Coming within two leagues (six miles) of Plymouth Harbour, the wind coming northwest, the Mayflower was unable to enter the harbour, and had to turn around and return to Cape Cod. They made their old anchorage at night, the thirty-fifth night they have lain at anchor here. The shallop returned with the ship. I find this return to be one of the most frustrating of the many discouraging events of this voyage.