Tracing the father of evolution’s reluctant steps.
Gazing across the Bay of Islands, light bouncing off the languid waters and into my wine glass, it’s but a small leap to Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution, of natural selection and survival of the fittest. Competition out on the water is certainly fierce for the early-summer tourists: pristine beaches of golden sand or islands still largely cloaked in native bush, deep waters teeming with fish or performing dolphins and orcas. More . . . .