Three cheers for Rocio Suarez, who has heroically translated our entire website and shop into Spanish! We will launch both soon, which is a good thing since the Beagle did (and will) spend most of her time in the Spanish-speaking world and we are very keen to work closely with our esteemed colleagues there.
Even without the translation, there is a lot of interest coming from South America according to our Clustrmap, our email inboxes, and let's not forget the letter of support from the Chilean navy, and we hope the new website and shop will make our project that much more accessible!
As it so happens, Rocio works with Hilda Suárez and Alejandro Balbiano, early and enthusiastic Beagle supporters from Argentina who have published about Darwin and the Beagle in the Argentinian sailing magazine Bienvenido a Bordo. We are very much looking forward to sharing a cuppa with Rocio, Hilda and Alejandro on deck in 2010!