02-Oct-1836: Darwin returns to Blighty

Voyage of the Beagle, Chapter 21:

On the 2nd of October [1836] we made the shore of England; and at Falmouth I left the Beagle, having lived on board the good little vessel nearly five years.

After which, Charles Darwin remained a landlubber to the end of his days.

By Richard Carter, FCD

Writer and photographer Richard Carter, FCD is the founder of the Friends of Charles Darwin. He lives in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.WebsiteFacebookTwitterNewsletterBooks

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