By Daily Mail Reporter
1st September 2009
Biologist Sarah Darwin sets sail today on an amazing voyage of discovery around the Galapagos Islands to trace the footsteps of her famous forefather – the great evolutionist Charles Darwin.
Her great-great grandfather Charles changed the way we view the world and his theories are at the centre of her remarkable recreation of his journey on the 200th anniversary of his birth.
They will follow the route of Darwin’s Origin of Species starting from the same British port where he set sail on his pioneering journey 178 years ago.
‘This whole thing is going to be fascinating experience for me,’ added Sarah.
‘We have been exposed in recent years to grand statements about the planet but I hope this will be a proper forum involving international views.
‘The whole point about science is getting it into the public area and we hope that it what this voyage will achieve.
‘We are going to pretty much all the places that Darwin went to and following the same route.
‘For me it will be a very moving and incredible feeling to be in remote places that my great-great grandfather was in 180 years ago.’