In theevening it rained heavily: on arriving at a post-house we were toldby the owner that if we had not a regular passport we must pass on,for there were so many robbers he would trust no one. at Falkland Islands. "--Volume 1 page 36. " If we were lucky, bywaiting a couple of hours, we obtained fowls, rice, and farinha. I do not here mention the minute gelatinousparticles, hereafter to be referred to, which are frequentlydispersed throughout the water, for they are not sufficientlyabundant to create any change of colour. The features of the country are very similar along the wholenorthern bank of the Plata. Waimate, New Zealand. On the hills nearLima, at a height but little greater, the ground is carpeted withmoss, and beds of beautiful yellow lilies, called Amancaes. They supportonly a thin brown pasture. NOVEMBER 19, 1835. Following down a littlevalley and its tiny rill of water, an immense gulf unexpectedlyopens through the trees which border the pathway, at the depth ofperhaps 1500 feet. King George's Sound. On each hand thewalls were nearly vertical; yet from the soft nature of thevolcanic strata, trees and a rank vegetation sprung from everyprojecting ledge. We continued riding forsome hours. Dieffenbach, in a note tohis translation of this Journal, states that the same fact isuniversally believed by the inhabitants of the Chatham Islands andin parts of New Zealand. I will not give thedescription of this spider, but merely state that it does notappear to me to be included in any of Latreille's genera. We slept with a partyof men, who were employed in loading mules with this substance,which is used in the manufacture of wine. I was told, almost in the same words, of the sameludicrous habit among the Caffres; the Australians, likewise, havelong been notorious for being able to imitate and describe the gaitof any man, so that he may be recognised. The Gaucho in thePampas uses a different method: taking an elastic stick abouteighteen inches long, he presses one end on his breast, and theother pointed end into a hole in a piece of wood, and then rapidlyturns the curved part like a carpenter's centre-bit. Helena has existed as anisland from a very remote epoch: some obscure proofs, however, ofthe elevation of the land are still extant. Theplains of Siberia, like those of the Pampas,
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- Spring '18
- King George, Falklands War, Falkland Islands