• Fig. 86 - HMS Challenger at St. Paul's Rocks
  • Fig 87. - The Peak of Fernando Noronha, sketched from the deck of HMS Challenger, Sept. 3rd, 1873
From Cape Verde the ship headed towards Brazil. It was the end of August by the time they reached St Paul’s Rocks, approximately 350 miles from Fernando de Noronha and very close to the equator. At St Paul’s Rocks they met noddies, boobies (two kinds of birds) their nests and some crabs. The naturalist, Moseley, shot some birds and did some night fishing before they left to go to Fernando de Noronha. The ship was anchored here from 1-3 September 1873.