22nd July 1834

We were becalmed off Valparaiso; we made but an indifferent passage; we enjoyed however the very unusual novelty to us of seeing several vessels & speaking two of them; it is always interesting to see ships, like great animals of the sea, come up & reconnoitre each other.

Captain Fitzroy’s Journal:
Arrived there (in Valparaiso) together on the 22d.

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