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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 45

Preservation Inlet

Preservation Inlet.

This is the first of the Sounds on the route, and though not so grand as are those which follow it, the scenery of the Inlet is very fine. The steamer anchors in a land-locked arm of the sea, which has all the appearance of a lake, so placid are its waters. It is studded with a number of bush-covered islands, and belted by low, wooded hills. Behind these rise lofty ranges, many of them crowned with snow-capped peaks. The upper waters of the Inlet should not be left uninspected. The naturalist can enjoy himself thoroughly for a few hours on the shores of Cuttle Cove, as the anchoring ground is called; the sketcher will find grand employment for his pencil; and the disciple of Izaak Walton will be able to amuse himself with the blue-cod, which are very plentiful in the cove.

When the anchor is again weighed, the steamer heads towards the North, and passes Chalky Inlet. Here there is a wild and rocky coast line, flanked by gigantic hills which hide their hoary heads in the clouds. A few hours' sail brings the vessel to