a joyful time. The bone belongs to the boat’s crew that strikes the whale, the carcass to all the village. A mountain slope just to the N.E. of Cape Lisburne is so covered at the top with columns of rock, slender, spirey that I at first glance took them for trees. A slight dusting of snow has whitened the peaks lately. Two small valleys, cut nearly to the level of the sea. To the S. of the Cape 12 or 15 miles exhibit terminal and lateral moraines. After-glaciation has been light. The higher mountains do not approach the coast nearly. No deep fiords like those of the W. coast. […]
Original journal dimensions: 11.5 x 21 cm.
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