After dinner the Yawl started on a surveying cruise. I went in her. We slept at Punta Alta & I commenced a successful bone hunt. Leaving my servant & another man to continue their labours.
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.