31st August 1833

Patagones to Buenos Ayres
My guide or Vacciano not having come, I rode to Punta Alta, in order to superintend the excavation of the bones. It is a quiet retired spot & the weather beautiful; the very quietness is almost sublime, even in the midst of mud banks & gulls, sand hillocks & solitary vultures.
Syms Covington’s Journal:
August 31st, left the ship for Johnsons Point, distant about eight miles, collecting los huevos del Megatherium, etc. Lived in a tent.

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