National Geographic : 1955 Dec
© National Geographic Society + A Chalk Line Splits Beagle Channel; Milky Water Flows from Glaciers Glaciers slowly grind and carry away particles of stone. When the ice melts, the sediment is carried in suspension as "glacial flour." Here, near Romanche Glacier, Covadonga cruises beside a layer of silt-laden fresh water that parallels the shore for miles. 760 Kodachromes by National Geographic Photographer Volrmar wentzel + A Sheltered Garden Escapes the Wind That Punishes Chile's Tip Lashing gales denude much of the countryside about Punta Arenas of all but grass and scrub. These flowers and trees thrive in the shelter of a hillside. The path, bordered by tall lupine, white chrysanthemum, and red heuchera, skirts the Strait of Magellan.