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EL CARMEN, OR PATAGONES, RIO NEGRO. The stony branches or plates, when taken freshfrom the water, have a harsh feel and are not slimy, althoughpossessing a strong and disagreeable smell. The officers of each boatlived with, ate the same food, and slept in the same tent withtheir crew, so that each boat was quite independent of the others. In a broad band of sand-hillocks which separate the Laguna delPotrero from the shores of the Plata, at the distance of a fewmiles from Maldonado, I found a group of those vitrified, siliceoustubes, which are formed by lightning entering loose sand. The expression "streams of stones," whichimmediately occurred to every one, conveys the same idea. Thesewaggons are very long, narrow, and thatched with reeds; they haveonly two wheels, the diameter of which in some cases is as much asten feet. In this island there is a largebay-like space, composed of the finest white sand: it is quitelevel and is only covered by the tide at high water; from thislarge bay smaller creeks penetrate the surrounding woods.
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  • Fall '18
  • stream, Communes of Chile, Tide, Santiago, Chile, Monte Sarmiento

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