In the central parts of the Chonos Archipelago (latitude 45degrees), the forest has very much the same character with thatalong the whole west coast, for 600 miles southward to Cape Horn. (PLATE 53. )(PLATE 108. This vertical section clearly tells us of a large bay of puresalt-water, gradually encroached on, and at last converted into thebed of a muddy estuary, into which floating carcasses were swept. The next day I hired some mules to take me by the ravineof Jolquera into the central Cordillera. They were at this time (October) layingtheir eggs. I wasat CopiapÃ³ at the time; and there the people, with equal envy,talked of the abundant rain at Guasco. About six miles inland and atthe height of nearly 2000 feet, a hovel had been built in which twomen lived, who were employed in catching tortoises, whilst theothers were fishing on the coast. We foundhere a party of Spaniards who had
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Pacific Ocean, Charles Island, Chonos Archipelago, ravineof Jolquera