According to Robinson's descriptions, the island is small and has 2 parallel chains of hills, one stretching across the northern part of the isla[...]
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According to Robinson's descriptions, the island is small and has 2 parallel chains of hills, one stretching across the northern part of the island and the other in the southern part. The northern chain has on its eastern part probably the largest hill on the island. The entire island is visible from this hill.
The island has several small rivers, almost creeks, flowing across its surface.
One of these creeks is only one mile distance from where Robinson lived. He had used the river mouth of the creek to unload the items he found on the wreck. This creek with a marshy river mouth, flooded by high tides, dries out during the dry season.
The creek's valley starts in the western part of the island, goes shortly to the east before turning south and continuing to its river mouth in the south-west.
On the eastern coast, the island has large stones emerging from the sea for a distance of 10 km into the east and, after these stones submerged piles of sand continue for another 2,5 km. To the north-east the island has submerged stones for 2,5 km.
Fifteen kilometers to the western coast of the main island are two smaller islands.
Far to the south-west of the western coast of the island, after Robinson's estimations 100 km, a chain of mountains is visible, stretching from west to south-west. These are most probably part of the South-American continent.
The main feature of the waters surrounding the island is the presence of two powerful currents. One is located in the south, flowing from west to east, while the counter-current flows in the opposite direction, off the northern coast. The northern current is split in two by the north-eastern submerged stones. One part flows south and the other to the north-west.
The climate of the island is tropical « mai multe referate din Engleza