Where the Wind Holds Sway

The Magallanes Region, located in the southernmost part of Chile, is the largest and second least populated region of the country. It consists of four provinces (Última Esperanza, Magallanes, Tierra del Fuego, and Antártica Chilena), and its capital, Punta Arenas, is located in the Province of Magallanes. Its climate is subpolar oceanic, with the warmest months experiencing daytime maximum temperatures below 17°C (63°F), and the coldest month featuring highs near or slightly above freezing and lows just below freezing. Moreover, Punta Arenas is one of the windiest cities in the world: summerly winds of 140 km/h (87 mph), equivalent to a Category 1 Hurricane, have been recorded. This article describes life in this fascinating region of the planet. I transcribed it in Anniversary Gregg for the blog.

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  1. This was much easier than the last two, though I could not get the following:

    (1) page 1 column 1 line 8,           .. no soft ? that blows ..
    (2) page 1 column 2 line 5,           Note ?? the stunted ..
    (3) page 1 column 2 line 7,          ? fibrous ..
    (4) page 2 column 1 line 10,         .. rainless ?? ..
    (5) page 4 column 1 line 8,           People ? to sleeping ..
    (6) page 4 column 1 line 5 (from the bottom,)       .. ? to the constant ..

    I was interested in "nearby" (page 2 column 2 line 6 from the bottom).  I join the b to the near, but I now see that what I write is indistinct/confusing.

    And "its" (page 3 column 1 line  from the bottom).  Did I read "its" correctly or is there something I missed — for the sentence does not flow well in my simple understanding.

    page 3 column 2 line 16.  Is there an omission?  "Where gardens are grown erected to serve as wind break ..". Or have I misread something?

    Also "piercingly" (page 4 column 1 line 7 from the bottom).  Is an s required?  Though in context it is clear what to read.

    By the way, trees do not "bend" away from the wind; well only a little.  What happens is that the growth on the side where the wind hits is killed or prevented from developing by the wind, whereas the other side is protected by the rest of the tree.

    As you said, it was a very interesting article.

    1. Here you go:

      1. no soft "zephyr"

      2. "for example"

      3. "tough" (the t looks like a th, I corrected it)

      4. "rainless" is correct

      5. "accustomed"

      6. "inured" (I corrected it.)

      About the "its", the word is "itself", but I agree with you, that sentence is weird. It was written that way in the article though.

      "Where vegetable gardens are grown _____ erected to serve as windbreak", indeed there was a whole phrase missing! I skipped a line, yikes. You can reread it now.

      "Piercingly" was corrected.

      Thanks for reading this and letting me know.

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