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channels

Meandering valleys, some more than 1000 km long, that look like dried watercourses on the Martian surface. They are not related to the mythical Martian canals. See Mars, surface features.
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At night we slept close to the junction of Ponsonby Sound with the Beagle Channel.
The day to our astonishment was overpoweringly hot, so that our skins were scorched: with this beautiful weather, the view in the middle of the Beagle Channel was very remarkable.
Early in the morning we arrived at the point where the Beagle Channel divides into two arms; and we entered the northern one.
We returned into the Beagle Channel by the southern arm, and thence proceeded, with no adventure, back to Ponsonby Sound.
In the evening, with Matthews on board, we made sail back to the ship, not by the Beagle Channel, but by the southern coast.
On the last day of February in the succeeding year (1834) the Beagle anchored in a beautiful little cove at the eastern entrance of the Beagle Channel.
Up the bay and into the River Tamar we motored through a solitude as unbroken as that which rested upon the waters of the Channel.
Across the channel two strong sailormen lay unconscious in their bunks where I had drunk them.
I would cross the opposite side of the channel to go around her.
Often he had to cross and recross the rushing torrent, as it wound foaming and roaring down its broken channel, or was walled by perpendicular precipices; and imminent was the hazard of breaking the legs of the horses in the clefts and fissures of slippery rocks.
The first has parallel channels with the primary or entry channel reducing in depth while the auxiliary or melt channel (on the other side of the barrier flight) increases in depth.