The pampero, dreaded on shore as well as at sea, blows with tremendous force across this region.
He explained that this pampero is frequent on the Argentine Plains.
Therefore an attempt was made to disguise the character of the pampero and her purpose, and the men were all ordered below.
As the pampero docked, and the men came on deck, they were greeted by a shouting mob of enthusiastic people.
All announced the approach of the pampero, that simoom of the prairies.
This is the pampero, the south wind, the wind from the Pampas, which blows straight from the frozen tops of the Andes.
The rain gave the mountain wind the softness which the pampero lacks.
Weapons of the clumsiest, undressed skins as a protection from the occasional blasts of the pampero.
It appeared, afterwards, that the pampero was signalized as a strange steamer, but not reported as suspicious until evening.
After this we settled down to a two days' pampero, with a huge but regular sea.