Cruz river before reaching the mountains: I always had a latenthope of meeting with some great change in the features of thecountry; but I now feel sure that it would only have been followingthe plains of Patagonia up a mountainous ascent. Ithen tried the sea-beach; but proceeding towards either hand, mywalk was soon stopped by salt-water creeks and deep brooks. ) General Beatson adds that now thisplain "is covered with fine sward, and is become the finest pieceof pasture on the island. They pulled, however,very well and cheerfully. Gunnera scabra. Gould says that they are certainly distinct; a conclusion inconformity with the trifling difference of habit, of which,however, he was not aware. Maypu river. On the whole, from what I heard, more than from what Isaw, I was disappointed in the state of society. We met, during our descent, very few vessels. NOVEMBER 20, 1835. Fourthly, the Mylodon Darwinii, a closely relatedgenus of little inferior size.
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