Shortly after midday we came to an anchor at Port Louis.
Captain Fitzroy’s Journal
We anchored in Port Louis, at the Mauritius, on the 29th of April.
Syms Covington Journal
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.