As brazilwood produces a deep red dye, it was highly valued by the European cloth industry and was the earliest commercially exploited product from Brazil. The official name of the land, in original Portuguese records, was the "Land of the Holy Cross" (Terra da Santa Cruz), but European sailors and merchants commonly called it simply the "Land of Brazil" (Terra do Brasil).
Anyway, with the prospect of wall-to-wall televised footy from 1600 to 0115 all this week (it's going to be
Penzance is a pleasant enough town, bereft, these days of the Pirates musically promoted by William Schwenk Gilbert. There is good public transport interchange with buses leaving from just outside the railway terminus.
So we join a Bed and Breakfast couple, Mavis and Eric Smail ...