Very wet day: about noon it fell calm, & we could hear the surf roaring although about 6 miles distant from the beach. The weather looked exceedingly threatening; but after all it did not blow more than a stiff breeze during the night.
The Beagle Diary was later used to write Darwin's famous book 'Voyage of the Beagle' (1839). The narrative of the surveying voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle between the years 1826 and 1836. Darwin describes each day of the voyage, some in intimate detail, during the Beagle's circumnavigation of the globe.