The ships anchorage was removed a few miles up the harbour; in order to be nearer a newly discovered watering place. Here we shall remain some weeks; if the present clear dry weather lasts, the time will pass very pleasantly.
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.