December 20, 1497: This past week has been terrible. We have been trying to travel up the coast of Africa, but the winds have been pushing us backwards. I feel we havenít moved more than a mile in the past week. I guess this could be the misfortune the crew believed would happen to us. I feel though in this past day the winds might be letting up some, allowing us to move more north. I have told the crew to pray for better weather for tomorrow, or we might have to dock, and wait for the winds to clear, which would push our food supply lower than it already is from this setback.