At night we slept close to the junction of Ponsonby Sound with the Beagle Channel.
The day to our astonishment was overpoweringly hot, so that our skins were scorched: with this beautiful weather, the view in the middle of the Beagle Channel was very remarkable.
Early in the morning we arrived at the point where the Beagle Channel divides into two arms; and we entered the northern one.
We returned into the Beagle Channel by the southern arm, and thence proceeded, with no adventure, back to Ponsonby Sound.
In the evening, with Matthews on board, we made sail back to the ship, not by the Beagle Channel, but by the southern coast.
The West Wind reigns over the seas surrounding the coasts of these kingdoms; and from the gateways of the channels
, from promontories as if from watch-towers, from estuaries of rivers as if from postern gates, from passage-ways, inlets, straits, firths, the garrison of the Isle and the crews of the ships going and returning look to the westward to judge by the varied splendours of his sunset mantle the mood of that arbitrary ruler.
Neither was there buoy nor light nor any other mark to show larger ships the channel, and I wondered much at this.
Up the bay and into the River Tamar we motored through a solitude as unbroken as that which rested upon the waters of the Channel.
These preparations were concluded about five o'clock in the evening, while sentinels kept close watch around the island, and the boats of the Resolute patrolled the channel
Across the channel two strong sailormen lay unconscious in their bunks where I had drunk them.
I would cross the opposite side of the channel to go around her.
He now offered, if aided and protected by government, to turn the whole of that trade into American channels