Edge of the plateau is much broken by deep indentations of stream valleys, and drops suddenly downward about moo ft.
On the east coast lies the peculiarly-shaped Maria Island, almost severed by deep indentations on the east and west.
To 18° N., a distance following the indentations of the shore of over 400 m.
These indentations are numerous but not deep, the general trend of the coast being S.S.E.
On the north there arc numerous small indentations, many of which form convenient harbours, although the current flowing along the coast from the west often leaves in the stiller water at their mouths Coaat-Unes, obstruction bars.