Historical information about this portuguese (of nationality)
and spanish (citizenship) navigator, who crossed the oceans of
the Earth and was responsible for the discovery of
the Strait of Magellan (Estreito de Magalhães, in portuguese) , a pass in southern South America,
which connects the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean.
It is an area of extremely beautiful nature and worthwhile to visit.
I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude. We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers.
~Henry David Thoreau, "Solitude," Walden, 1854