Charles Darwin's closest brush with death during the Beagle voyage came on Sunday 13th January 1833, near that most infamous of nautical perils, Cape Horn.
In which a friend beyond measure arranges a behind-the-scenes visit to the Natural History Museum to see fossils collected by Charles Darwin during the Beagle voyage.
On 20th February, 1835, Charles Darwin was lying down in a wood having a rest in Valvidia, Southern Chile, when he experienced a major earthquake.
Towards the end of her second voyage, HMS Beagle called at the island of St Helena in the South Atlantic. Darwin took the opportunity to visit the grave of St Helena's most famous former occupant (and prisoner), Napoleon Bonaparte.
How Charles Darwin spent his 25th birthday.
Held on Christmas Day, 1831, at Port Desire in Patagonia.
On Charles Darwin's miserable 23rd birthday (his first aboard HMS Beagle).
On 22nd May, 1826, His Majesty's Ship 'Beagle' set sail from Plymouth on a surveying voyage to South America.
Two items just came up one after the other on my RSS reader. Their juxtaposition pleased me.
...in the large, awkward shape of Queen Pomarre of Tahiti.