Log entries about Darwin’s voyage, created by the class in January 2017

3 03, 2017

Day 0064 – February 1832 – Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

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I am on the HMS Beagle travelling to Salvador da Bahia, I have collected lots of specimens and insects on my journey and I will go into the tropical rain forest once again. I have had several long walks while I have been here, and have enjoyed the beautiful tropical scenery, I was not put [...]

3 03, 2017

Day 0918 – July 1834 – Valparaiso, Chile

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The next stop was Valparaiso in Chile. I went for long walks in the countryside where I observed the plants and flowers and noted that despite the vegetation there were few insects, birds and mammals. As usual, I was fascinated by the geology and it dominated my observations here. The discovery of seashells far above sea [...]

3 03, 2017

Day 0001 – December 1831 – Plymouth, England

By |2017-03-20T21:05:06+00:00March 3rd, 2017|Class 6, Darwin's Voyage Jan 2017|Comments Off on Day 0001 – December 1831 – Plymouth, England

I set off on HMS Beagle from Plymouth on the 27 December 1831. I have a lot of objectives for this voyage: First, I would like to complete survey work around South America. Further, I would like to obtain an accurate series of longitudes around the world. I would like to make constant observations of [...]

3 03, 2017

Day 1680 – August 1836 – Ascension Islands

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My next stop was the Ascension Islands and we have travelled far along the coast where nothing much grows. There are not many plants but there are lots of animals here; six hundred sheep, goats, horses, cows, birds and guinea fowls. There are also some cats to catch the mice and rats. There are no [...]

3 03, 2017

Day 0066 – March 1832 – Abrolhos Archipelago, Brazil

By |2017-03-20T21:06:35+00:00March 3rd, 2017|Class 6, Darwin's Voyage Jan 2017|Comments Off on Day 0066 – March 1832 – Abrolhos Archipelago, Brazil

I am on HMS Beagle. I found out that coral was all around the island. The name island is called The Abrolhos Archipelago and  the island was very nice. I found out that it is made of five rocky islands surrounded by large areas of coral reef-part of the  largest coral reef formation in the South [...]

3 03, 2017

Day 1558 – April 1836 – Keeling Islands, Australia

By |2017-03-20T21:07:43+00:00March 3rd, 2017|Darwin's Voyage Jan 2017|Comments Off on Day 1558 – April 1836 – Keeling Islands, Australia

After I  left the coast of Australia I sailed to the East Indian Ocean. I then arrived at the Coco Islands, or in English, the Keeling Islands. I was able to fully explore the Islands and I had the opportunity to explore the reefs as well as the land. There were two species of fire coral and many [...]

3 03, 2017

Day 1619 – June 1836 – Cape Town, South Africa

By |2017-03-20T21:08:53+00:00March 3rd, 2017|Darwin's Voyage Jan 2017|Comments Off on Day 1619 – June 1836 – Cape Town, South Africa

I am in Cape Town South Africa today, at Simon's Bay. We are going to stay here for the next couple of days but the other day we went to explore one of the neighbouring countries. We saw so little, I had nothing to report. On some of our days we visited a village called Paarl. It is [...]

3 03, 2017

Day 1467 – January 1936 – Sydney, Australia

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After a long boat ride we have finally arrived in Sydney, Australia. The crew of the HMS Beagle made a 120 mile excursion into the interior to the village of Bathurst, via the blue mountains, so that we could get a general idea of the country's appearance. I did not get to explore the natural wildlife of Sydney [...]

3 03, 2017

Day 1586 – April 1836 – Mauritius

By |2017-03-20T21:12:05+00:00March 3rd, 2017|Darwin's Voyage Jan 2017|Comments Off on Day 1586 – April 1836 – Mauritius

Mauritius  The Beagle has now crossed the Indian Ocean, and has stopped at Mauritius. The Beagle has anchored at Port Louis on the western coast. I used the opportunity to explore the geology of the island, as usual. I took an excursion south of Port Louis to Le Pouce - the third highest mountain on the island. [...]

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