Monday, November 4th, 1867

10 a.m. The Island in sight with a pyramid on top, looks like a church steeple in the distance, with some hard looking rocks beside it. It is said to be eight hundred feet high, it don’t appear more than four. It is inhabited by Brazillians and a penal settlement. The weather is splendid so we can have a good view. I don’t see a sign of a human being, but quite a number of little cottages, some kind of a factory and a prison.

Therm. Today 85, distance to noon 130 miles.