Voyage 1 – Brazil 1828

James' illustration of a bonito

James’ illustration of a bonito

Journal of a Voyage from Falmouth to Brazil & back

Sailed 11th August 1828 – Returned 9th December 1828

Absent 17 weeks & 2 days

James’ first voyage took him via Madeira, Teneriffe, Pernambuco, Bahia & Rio de Janeiro. In the process, he experienced setting foot on foreign soil for the first time; his first ‘crossing the line’ ceremony and his first banana which he found had a ‘sweetish insipid taste’ that he ‘did not like much’.

Download Voyage 1 to Brazil or click here to read the first part as a webpage