The weather was bad, so would not start: our party was increased by five more Gauchos who were going on business to the Encampment. Everybody seemed glad of companions in this desolate passage.
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.