Skip to main content
Hide Articles List

23 articles on this Page

r ONTYPOOL PETTY SESSIONS.…

ESSAY ON THE PRESENT STATE…

[No title]

SPECIAL EVANGELISTIC SERVICES.

LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS.

BLAENAVON.-

CWMBRAN.I

FOOTBALL.

BRISTOL CATTLE MARKET.—THURSDAY.

TDSTONE CORN MARKET.—THURSDAY.

BRISTOL CORN MARKET.—THURSDAY.

LONDON CATTLE MARKET.—THURSDAY.

LONDON HAY MARKET.—THURSDAY.

A jlEAiOliY.

THE FLORA. OF THE SEA-SHORE.

MADAMF, LE BRUN.

A VISIT TO SELKIRK'S ISLAND.

News
Cite
Share

A VISIT TO SELKIRK'S ISLAND. As we neared the island of Juac Fernandez the sight was very fine. 1 think I have seldom seen a more remarkable and picturesque view than the approach to the anchorage presented, composed as it was of great mountains, torn and broL an into every conceviable fantastic shape, with deep ravines by which, during the winter months, the torrents swept down from the pre- eipitous peaks and pinnacles, rising one above the other, and cnlminating in a great mass three thousand feet high, named the Anvil. Inis is wooded from the summit to the base, which are indications of its having been at one time cleared for cultivation, probably at a time when the Spaniards had a colony here, for the stone walls which served to divide the enclosure are still to be seen. There are also the remains of a small fort and a few tumble down shanties in which, at the present time, dwell some forty or fifty people who get a precarious living by rearing cattle, cutting wood, &c., for supplies to vessels that occasionally call here. It was late in the evening when we anchored in Cumber- land Bay, in twenty-five fatti,m.4-i pleasaiat, secluded spot with precipitous cliffs ali around us and a good beach for landing, and roadcS leading up to the settle- ment. Time would not permit a longer stay than two days here, and that Wf.r3 made the most of. All the places immortalised by Selkirk were visited—the caves, "His Valley." "His Lookout," &0. This gap is some two thousand feet above the level of the sea, and from it a glorious view was obtained both north and south. "Robinson" ueed to di-.ily visit and wearily watch for the coming sail. Here her Majesty's ship Topaz, in 18G3, placid a tablet. Hill and-dalo were tramped over by naturalists and others and numerous specimens of plants and birds obtained; and, what was very accepta- ble, plenty of flesh food, for the bay proved a prolific fishing ground, and from the settlement beef of au extra quality was to be had. At the present time, Juan Fernandez is leased to a Chilian, rvho employs the set- tlers in wood cutting, attending the cattle, ni,if in the season seal hunting, of which at tini ia thev cautur large numbers.—San Francisco Paper.

[No title]

POLICE COURT.

STREET OBSTRUCTIONS.

DEPARTED FRIENDS.

[No title]

LITERATURE.