I set out on my return in a direct line for Monte Video. Proofs of the gradual elevation of the Cordillera. Sierra Ventana. (5/11. Each landowner in the valley possesses acertain portion of hill-country, where his half-wild cattle, inconsiderable numbers, manage to find sufficient pasture. We returned into the Beagle Channel by the southernarm, and thence proceeded, with no adventure, back to PonsonbySound. Eyes of tucutuco and mole. ) I have seen, in the Cordillera of the Andes, theevident marks where stupendous mountains have been broken intopieces like so much thin crust, and the strata thrown on theirvertical edges; but never did any scene, like these "streams ofstones," so forcibly convey to my mind the idea of a convulsion, ofwhich in historical records we might in vain seek for anycounterpart: yet the progress of knowledge will probably some daygive a simple explanation of this phenomenon, as it already has ofthe so long thought inexplicable transportal of the erraticboulders which are strewed over the plains of Europe.
- Fall '18
- Prairie, Plain, archer, Richard Corfield, Monte Video