the man behind the Darwinbeagle weblog has contacted us. He's doing us - The Interested In Darwin Community - a real favour by blogging Darwin's Beagle diary, posting each entry on the day it was written. Having started it, he's committed to finishing only when Beagle makes landfall. I've linked to a few of his posts, but how good to hear from him in the email flesh. The diary is also available at the remarkable Complete Works of Darwin Online site, and for regular updates on what's new at Darwin Online and his high-quality eclectic roundups of Darwinalia, point your bowsprit at the Dispersal of Darwin.