theBeagle Channel, we sailed amongst many unknown desolate islands,and the weather was wretchedly bad. Noises from a hill. The form of its beakand nostrils, length of foot, and even the colouring of itsplumage, show that this bird is a petrel: on the other hand, itsshort wings and consequent little power of flight, its form of bodyand shape of tail, the absence of a hind toe to its foot, its habitof living, and its choice of situation, make it at first doubtfulwhether its relationship is not equally close with the auks. We were delayedcrossing in the canoe by some immense troops of mares, which wereswimming the river in order to follow a division of troops into theinterior. Every estancia, orfarming estate, has one attached to it. The whole proceeding,however, in thus trying and punishing a chief was entirely withoutprecedent. The next morning, as we approached the Rio Colorado, the appearanceof the country changed; we soon came on a plain covered with turf,which, from its flowers, tall clover, and little owls, resembledthe Pampas. Wild horses, cattle, rabbits. (Preface/1.
- Spring '18
- Uruguay, OWL, The Faint, Conor Oberst, Captain Fitz Royon