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Briefly about the Sugar Loaf Mountain:

Sugar Loaf Mountain is a distinctive peak situated in Rio de Janeiro on the edge of Guanabara Bay. At 396 metres high, this granite and quartz monolith was a useful landmark for mariners seeking to enter the bay. Sugar Loaf Mountain’s name derives from its resemblance to the traditional shape of refined sugar and the [...]

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Week 18 – the port of Rio

This week we see the Cygnet in Rio Harbour, where it has called to replenish stores and take on fresh provisions.  From the terse comments in Finniss‘ diary we are led to believe that the decision to call at Rio was taken by Kingston, perhaps acting on John Morphett’s advice, but against the wishes of the [...]

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