Beneath the upper and central green circle, the wild valleys arequite desolate and untenanted. It contains much animal matter, and itsorigin, no doubt, is due to the action of the rain or spray on thebirds' dung. Nulliporae, incrustations like. Wild potato. Waterhouse has drawn up adetailed description of this head, which I hope he will publish insome Journal. Hewas merry and often laughed, and was remarkably sympathetic withany one in pain: when the water was rough, I was often a littlesea-sick, and he used to come to me and say in a plaintive voice,"Poor, poor fellow!" but the notion, after his aquatic life, of aman being sea-sick, was too ludicrous, and he was generally obligedto turn on one side to hide a smile or laugh, and then he wouldrepeat his "Poor, poor fellow!" He was of a patriotic disposition;and he liked to praise his own tribe and country, in which he trulysaid there were "plenty of trees," and he abused all the othertribes: he stoutly declared that there was no Devil in his land. These birds were in former days called, from theirextraordinary manner of paddling and splashing upon the water,racehorses; but now they are named, much more appropriately,steamers. Geese at the Falkland Islands. I thought his uncommon coolness toogood a joke, and asked him why he did not return home.
- Spring '18
- Canary Islands, Falkland Islands, Waterhouse, Macquarie River, Hewas, Sir F. It