Rode with Mr Parry to Las Pietras; a pretty village so called from some rocks of a singular shape. One calls a village pretty in this country, if it possesses a dozen fig trees & is situated a hundred feet above the general level.
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.