18th & 19th Mar 1832

Bahia to Rio de Janeiro
We got under weigh early in morning and cruized about the harbor untill the charts were finished. Against a strong tide we slowly stood out of the bay of 'All Saints' and took a lasting farewell of Bahia: if I have already seen enough of the Tropics to be allowed to judge, my report would be most favourable; nothing can be more delightful than the climate, and in beauty the sky and landscape are unparalleled in a colder zone.

The next morning from the light winds & strong current we were yet in sight of the coast of Brazil.

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