14th January 1834

Port St Julian
Went out walking, & found some fine fossil shells. The country precisely resembles that of Port Desire, it is a little more uneven & from the absence even of brackish water, there are fewer animals. The Guanacoe who drinks salt water is of course to be seen. Two things have been found here for which we cannot account: on a low point, there is a large Spanish oven built of bricks, & on the top of a hill a small wooden cross was found. Of what old navigators these are the relics it is hard to say. Magellan was here & executed some mutineers; as also did Drake & called the Island "true justice".

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