Cause of the.docx - This was aspectacle to which I had always looked forward with interest but Iwas disappointed at the first glance it much resembled a

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This was aspectacle to which I had always looked forward with interest, but Iwas disappointed: at the first glance it much resembled a distantview of the ocean, but in the northern parts many irregularitieswere soon distinguishable. From this place we rode to the town of SanFernando. Dryness of St. CAPE HORN (ANOTHER VIEW). In this same river there were likewise crocodiles. accompaniedby rain. They appear a depraved,drunken set of people. Shells of many existing species not only lie on the surface of theterraces at Coquimbo (to a height of 250 feet), but are embedded ina friable calcareous rock, which in some places is as much asbetween twenty and thirty feet in thickness, but is of littleextent. Ebbing and flowing springs. On the way the number of seals which we saw was quiteastonishing: every bit of flat rock and parts of the beach werecovered with them. I wasat Copiapó at the time; and there the people, with equal envy,talked of the abundant rain at Guasco. To descend into some of these valleys, itis necessary to go round twenty miles; and into others, thesurveyors have only lately penetrated, and the colonists have notyet been able to drive in their cattle. They appear a depraved,drunken set of people. The first of these erratic boulders which Inoticed was sixty-seven miles distant from the nearest mountain;another which I measured was five yards square, and projected fivefeet above the gravel. Very early in the morning I walked about three miles to seeGovett's Leap: a view of a similar character with that near theWeatherboard, but perhaps even more stupendous. At that time of the year, the ground on eachside becomes a morass, and is often overflowed: hence it isnecessary that the longitudinal logs should be fastened down bytransverse poles, which are pegged on each side into the earth. Pass through the Low Archipelago--Tahiti-- Aspect-- Vegetation on the mountains--View of Eimeo--Excursion into the interior-- Profound ravines--Succession of waterfalls-- Number of wild useful plants--Temperance of the inhabitants--
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  • Fall '16
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  • miles, Operculum, Coquimbo, Low Archipelago, St. Cape Horn

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