went to desert island & wrote "A single green leaf can scarcely be discovered over wide tracks of lava plains."
sees Porpoises, seals and penguins. Also reported seeing a splendid scene of natural fireworks.
This was the principle river on the whole line of coast between the strait of Magellan and the Plata.
The Beagle stayed here for a week before sailing to the Plata, leaving Darwin behind to study Buenos Ayres.
Darwin makes some observations about everything in this southern continent has been effected on a grand scale.
When they landed he saw "wild men"
After sailing from Low's harbor, he arrived at Bay of St. Carlos
the volcano erupted. At midnight the sentry reported a large star growing in size 'till three in the morning.
He observed an earthquake
The mayor told him the news of the earthquake. Not a house in Concepcion or the port of Talcahuano was standing.
Darwin studies and observes the ten islands, formed of volcanic rock
he observed that the island was ugly but as he got closer he realized he saw the rich vegetation on the lower section of the island.
Darwin writes about the beauty of Port Jackson. Telling about the fine houses, yellowish cliffs, lighthouses, sandstone, beautiful villas, nice cottages and 3 story stone houses.
He observes the islands and compares their coral formations to the ones in Low Archipelago.
This island, the forbidding aspect of which has been so often described, rises abruptly like a huge black castle from the ocean. Near the town, as if to complete nature's defense, small forts and guns fill up every gap in the rugged rocks. The town runs up a flat and narrow valley; the houses look respectable, and are interspersed with a very few green trees
He describes the smooth red hills and summits rising out of the black rugged lava in his journal entry.
Darwin wraps up his 5 year journey and left the HMS Beagle.