They reached South America at Bahia

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They reached South America at Bahia, at All Saints' Bay, on February 28. They spent  several weeks there before departing for Rio on March 18. Upon arriving, on April 5,  Darwin received letters from home for the first time since leaving England. He was  surprised to learn that Fanny Owen, who had just broken off an engagement before he  left, was now married to another man. While the  Beagle  surveyed the coastline, Darwin  explored the interior, riding with gauchos into the Brazilian jungle from a home base in a  rented cottage on Botafogo Bay. He starting filling books with notes on the flora, fauna,  and geological formations he encountered. He hunted and collected, setting aside  samples to be sent to Henslow in England. On July 7, they continued south to  Montevideo. For the next few months the  Beagle  surveyed up and down the coast while 
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2011 for the course ART 2313 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Texas State.

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