Shooting, Yachting, And Sea-fishing Trips, At Home And On The Continent Volume 2

Paperback | June 28, 2012

byLewis Clements

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...about near Deal, where I joined him for my trip round the south-east coast. We slept there one night, and, well provided with bait, started at about 8 o'clock the next morning. The yacht had been anchored in the roads, so as to let her have the benefit of the wind from whichever quarter it might blow; but during the night several other craft, amongst which were some large ships, crowded about us, and when we got up anchor it required all our attention to make our way out without running into anybody. When clear we found ourselves opposite Walmer Castle, with the South Goodwin lightvessel ahead on our port side. The wind was fair and moderately stiff. At one time we thought it would eventually come on to blow, as the sea behind us looked occasionally uncommonly ruffled; but by 10 o'clock the day settled quiet, though not bright, and we took our turns at the tiller every two hours. We passed Kingsdown, then the lightship, and then St. Margaret's Bay, with its lighthouses at the South Foreland. We had then a spin of four miles without any incident beyond shooting at two or three passing birds, and then ran into Dover, where I wanted to get some hooks. I obtained a goodly collection from an old fisherman, and we had our first winter fishing near Dover, off the Shakespeare Cliff. It is "all rocks " there, and therefore good fun may be relied on. I hooked from the dingey, which was more comfortable than from the yacht, as far as angling was concerned. The yacht's deck is so high that one cannot sit on it with VOL. II. M out running the risk of being shot overboard like a bad sack of coals, whenever the boat gives a plunge or a lurch when swerving on her anchor. I tried from the cockpit also, and then sitting on the cabin-top, but I...

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...about near Deal, where I joined him for my trip round the south-east coast. We slept there one night, and, well provide...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:June 28, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217552463

ISBN - 13:9780217552462

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