7th February 1833

Beagle Channel
In the morning started for the ship. There was a fresh breeze & a good deal of sea, rather more than is pleasant for a boat. So that on reaching in the evening the Beagle, there was the pleasure of smooth water joined to that of returning after 20 days absence. The distance we have run in the boats has been about 300 miles & as it was in a East & West direction it afforded an excellent geological section of the country.

Captain Fitzroy’s Journal:
We sailed early the following morning along the north side of Nassau Bay, and about an hour after dark reached the Beagle — found all well, the surveying work about Goree Road done, the ship refitted, and quite ready for her next trip.

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