12th & 13th Jan 1832

Teneriffe to C.Verde Islands
These have been two quiet uninteresting days...
... my time since the making of the net has been fully occupied with collecting and observing the numerous small animals in the sea. I find sea-life so far from unpleasant, that I am become quite indifferent whether we arrive a week sooner or later at any port. I cannot help much regretting we were unable to stay at Teneriffe: St Jago is so miserable a place that my first landing in a Tropical country will not make that lasting impression of beauty which so many have described.

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