and one broad. The sand was extremely hot; thethermometer placed in some of a brown colour immediately rose to137 degrees, and how much above that it would have risen I do notknow for it was not graduated any higher. After crossing many low hills we descended into the smallland-locked plain of Guitron. Keane, at whose house I was staying on theBerquelo, and to Mr. on bottom of sea. PLATE 57. The mud which passes from the millsis collected into pools, where it subsides, and every now and thenis cleared out, and thrown into a common heap. Rozario. Smith, Dr. I am sure, in the morning, there was not aspace on my legs of the size of a shilling which had not its littlered mark where the flea had feasted. After dinner we landed to enjoy all thedelights produced by the first impressions of a new country, andthat country the charming Tahiti. A group of Fuegians partly concealed by theentangled forest, were perched on a wild point overhanging the sea;and as we passed by, they sprang up and waving their tatteredcloaks sent forth a loud and sonorous shout. The antiquity ofthe Indo-human race here, judging by the eighty-five feet rise ofthe land since the relics were embedded, is the more remarkable, ason the coast of Patagonia, when the land stood about the samenumber of feet lower, the Macrauchenia was a living beast; but asthe Patagonian coast is some way distant from the Cordillera, therising there may have been slower than here. The glassy water of the littleharbour, with the branches of the trees hanging over the rockybeach, the boats at anchor, the tents supported by the crossedoars,
and the smoke curling up the wooded valley, formed a pictureof quiet retirement. Atpresent, although certainly very tame, they do not alight onpeople's arms, nor do they suffer themselves to be killed in suchlarge numbers. FÃ© Bajada, a town on the oppositeshore. The poor people formerly used to burn a plant whichgrows on the coast- rocks, and export the soda from its ashes; but aperemptory order came out prohibiting this practice, and giving asa reason that the partridges would have nowhere to build!In my walks I passed more than once over the grassy plain, boundedby deep valleys, on which Longwood stands.
- Spring '18