s-trees, with a good river, and the means of making water-proof.
The climate was temperate, owing to the height of the mountains.
On the beach he saw many other stones of the color of iron, and others that some said were like silver ore, all brought down by the river.
Here he obtained a new mast and yard for the mizzen of the caravel Niña.
He came to the mouth of the river, and entered a creek which was deep and wide, at the foot of that southeast part of the cape, which would accommodate 100 ships without any anchor or hawsers.
Eyes never beheld a better harbor.
The mountains are very high, whence descend many limpid streams and all the hills are covered with pines, and an infinity of diverse and beautiful trees.
Two or three other rivers were not visited.
The Admiral described all this, in much detail, to the sovereigns, and declared that he had derived unspeakable joy and pleasure at seeing it, more especially the pines, because they enable as many ships as is desired to