21st October 1835

With no entry in Darwin's Diary until the 1st November when close to Tahiti, over the next week or so I will be posting Captain Fitzroy's thoughts on the Beagle's visit to Galapagos. With hindsight, they make particularly interesting reading.
Captain Fitzroy’s Journal
While sailing away from the Galapagos, impelled westward over a smooth sea, not only by favouring easterly breezes but by a current that set more than sixty miles to the west during the first twenty-four hours after our losing sight of Culpepper Islet, and from forty to ten miles each subsequent day until the 1st of November, I will look back at those strange islands, and make a few more remarks on them.

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