The Voyage Alone in the Yawl Rob Roy, from London to Paris and Back by Havre, the Isle of Wight, South Coast, &c., &c

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S. Low, Son and Marston, 1868 - England - 339 pages
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Page 264 - Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O Lord, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.
Page 262 - And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind. He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.
Page 262 - ripples' we have mentioned before, where a turbid sea is raised in deep water by some far-down precipice under the waves. The important question at once arose as to which of the 'overfalls' on my chart this could be — the one marked as only a mile from Beachy Head, or the other ten miles further on. Have we been turning and wheeling about all this dreary night in only a few square miles of sea, or have we attained the eastern tide, and so are now running fast on our course? The incessant and irksome...
Page 53 - Hive and the town of Ault (a space of 67 miles), the wind, when it blows in a direction perpendicular, or nearly so, to the direction of the coast, is reflected by the high cliffs, neutralizing in great measure its original action to a certain extent in the offing, depending upon the strength of the wind. It follows from this, that a zone is formed off the coast and parallel to it (except in front of the wide valleys, where the direct wind meets with no obstacle) , where the wind is light, the sea...
Page 269 - ... brethren of the sky. The drier blasts alone of Boreas sway, And bear him soft on broken waves away; With gentle force impelling to that shore, Where Fate has destined he shall toil no more.
Page 53 - ... shown during the time the harbour can " be entered. " It is important to notice that along the coast, between " Cape de la Heve and the town of Ault (a space of 67 miles), " the wind, when it blows in a direction perpendicular, or " nearly so, to the direction of the coast, is reflected...
Page 310 - There is a complete and efficient nautical and educational staff maintained, by whom the boys are carefully and regularly instructed and exercised in all the duties of a first-class ship, and receive the general education mentioned below. Her Majesty, the Queen, has been pleased to declare her intention to present, annually, a gold medal to the boys of the Conway.
Page 53 - ... it, must do so with great caution ; for although the " general mass of the above banks appear to be stationary, "yet great attention must be paid to the lead, and in " observing the confused state of the sea in the various " eddies, so as to guard against suddenly meeting with dangers " which may be of recent formation. The lights for tho pur...
Page 310 - Her Majesty has also been pleased, with a view to encourage boys of the ' Conway ' to qualify themselves for cadetships in the Navy when granted by the Admiralty, to declare her intention of offering a prize annually to the boys who compete for cadetships in Her Majesty's service. This prize will consist of a binocular glass, with a suitable inscription, and a sum of 35/. towards the expense of the outfit of the boy who obtains the prize.
Page 28 - Governor," of course, I mean, for there are no " masters " any longer now, they are all promoted to the rank of " Governor." And the reason I should be considerate is that until you do it all yourself you cannot have any idea of the innumerable minutice to be attended to in the proper care of a yacht.

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