“The opening of the port is recognised …by... the well-known Sugar-loaf... sometimes enveloped by white clouds, sometimes brightened by the sun, the wild and stony peaks presented new scenes.
April 3rd / 4th 1832
At Botofogo... a most delightful house which will afford us most excellent lodgings. What can be imagined more delightful than to watch Nature in its grandest form in the regions of the Tropics?”
April 5th 1832
Charles Darwin The Journal of a Voyage in H.M.S. Beagle