A Thousand Miles' Cruise In The Silver Cloud; From Dundee To France And Back In A Small Boat by William Forwell

A Thousand Miles' Cruise In The Silver Cloud; From Dundee To France And Back In A Small Boat

byWilliam Forwell

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVIII. Mountain Gusts--Becalmed at Staiths--Captain Cook's Birthplace--Dinner Denied--What Sent Cook to Sea--In the Pulpit with a Black Bye--The Subject--The Penzance Men--Under Sail for Sunderland--Through the Breakers for the Letters. We had only anchored in the Bay of Scarborough among the fishing vessels, not entering the harbour, having been long enough there before; so at seven next morning, after a good sleep, notwithstanding the swell caused by recent southerly winds, we bade the Mary and Janet good-bye, and held along the coast. The wind at first was westerly--that is, off the land--and very squally. The cliffs rise high along the shore, and down the mountain gorges the wind came rushing in great gusts. When you are cutting the water with some speed the helm is allpowerful in the event of being suddenly caught with more wind; but when there are alternate gusts and calms the helm is of little account for safety. You must sit with the lug-sheet in hand, ready as if by instinct to let the rope slip through your fingers in the event of a sudden stroke from the heavens. You cannot see it coming off the land as you can see it at a distance on the sea; and during 10 miles' sail 166 BECALMED AT STAITHS. ing here was the only time in my thousand miles' cruise that I felt it necessary to sit with the sheet in hand, ready to let the rope run through the block. The barometer had been rising; the coast here trends in a nor'westerly direction; and by the time we are abreast of Whitby the wind comes right ahead, and hence, when the tide suits so that we can glide safely over the bar, we enter this old harbour. In Whitby we were told that several cobles and small craft had come to grief on this part of the coast--that is, sailing along the coast, with th...

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Title:A Thousand Miles' Cruise In The Silver Cloud; From Dundee To France And Back In A Small BoatFormat:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217808239

ISBN - 13:9780217808231

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