It crosses the southern part of Tierra del Fuego in aneast and west line, and in the middle is joined at right angles onthe south side by an irregular channel, which has been calledPonsonby Sound. We boughtwater-melons nearly twice as large as a man's head, mostdeliciously cool and well-flavoured, for a halfpenny apiece; andfor the value of threepence, half a wheelbarrowful of peaches. Ague common in Peru. Both at Navedad and in Patagonia there isevidence, that since the shells (a list of which has been seen byProfessor E. Ornithorhynchus. DECEMBER 21, 1832. " "Pernety" page526. Dacelo Iagoensis. We bivouacked at the foot of the "primera linea," orthe first line of the partition of the waters. I was very much struck with the marked change in the aspectof the country after having crossed the Salado. (16/3. 8. Two men, one of whom died in England of the smallpox, aboy and a little girl, were originally taken; and we had now onboard, York Minster, Jemmy Button (whose name expresses hispurchase-money), and Fuegia Basket. The sound spoke eloquently to the geologist;the thousands and thousands of stones which, striking against eachother, made the one dull uniform sound, were all hurrying in onedirection. , Irepaid them for their hospitality. The Gauchos laughed at the idea of the black kindbeing different from the grey, and they said that at all events ithad not extended its range any farther than the grey kind; that thetwo were never found separate; and that they readily bred together,and produced piebald offspring. Water is found onlyin two small wells; it is called fresh; but even at this time ofthe year, during the rainy season, it was quite brackish. Having ascended the steep coast-mountains by azigzag sandy track, we soon came in view of the mines of Guantajayaand St. It was thought by somethat they had been frightened by our cleaning and firing off ourmuskets on the previous evening: by others, that it was owing tooffence taken by an old savage, who, when told to keep farther off,had coolly spit in the sentry's face, and had then, by gesturesacted over a sleeping Fuegian, plainly showed, as it was said, thathe should like to cut up and eat our man. Leaving this village, we crossed overto another, seated on a hill-side at a little distance. After a long gallop, having changed horses twice, we reachedthe Rio Sauce: it is a deep, rapid, little stream, not abovetwenty-five feet wide. nostrils of the Gallinazo. of theGalapagos.
- Spring '19
- Tierra del Fuego