I might expect to meet savages; but seeing no signs of life, I came to anchor in eight fathoms of water, where I lay all night under a high mountain. Here I had my first experience with the terrific squalls, called williwaws, which extended from this... Sailing Alone Around the World - Page 89by Joshua Slocum - 1919 - 294 pagesFull view
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Matthys Levy - Nature - 2007 - 191 pages
...waters (Fig. 2.6). Joshua Slocum, the first man to sail solo around the world described them as, ". . .compressed gales of wind that Boreas handed down...full-blown williwaw will throw a ship, even without sail set, over on her beam ends." Although Magellan had an easy passage through the strait, he was betrayed...