Thursday, June 26, 2014

My Year of Darwin 6/26/2014: Hey ocean, see yaaa!

 Charles Darwin

"This zig-zag manner of proceeding is very grievious; it has put the finishing stroke to my feelings. I loathe, I abhor the sea, & all ships which sail on it." Charles Darwin, letter to sister Susan Darwin August 4th 1836

Instead of rounding Africa and returning hope, Fitzroy goes back to Brazil to get more measurements and delays their homecoming. This sets the crew and Darwin on edge. Darwin never returns to the sea even though he is returning a young man. 

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