In the bay
of Nukuheva was the anchorage we desired to reach.
As the east paled with the first light of dawn we got under way again, and hauled close on the land breeze as we slanted across the bay
toward Point Pedro.
They had eleven miles of open bay
to traverse; the wind was fresh, the waves ran high.
There can be no doubt that the land round the Bay
of Concepcion was upraised two or three feet; but it deserves notice, that owing to the wave having obliterated the old lines of tidal action on the sloping sandy shores, I could discover no evidence of this fact, except in the united testimony of the inhabitants, that one little rocky shoal, now exposed, was formerly covered with water.
In fact, the traders of the Hudson's Bay
Company have advantages over all competitors in the trade beyond the Rocky Mountains.
The next morning, when I looked out, I saw the hollow-backed bay
between the Varnum spruces, and Ethan Frome, throwing back his worn bearskin, made room for me in the sleigh at his side.
As to the seas, they runs more in uppers in the Bay
of Biscay, unless it may be in a sow-wester, when they tumble about quite handsomely; thof it’s not in the narrow sea that you are to look for a swell; just go off the Western Islands, in a westerly blow, keeping the land on your larboard hand, with the ship’s head to the south’ard, and bring to, under a close-reefed topsail; or, mayhap, a reefed foresail, with a fore-topmast-staysail and mizzen staysail to keep her up to the sea, if she will bear it; and ay there for the matter of two watches, if you want to see mountains.
Also he could collect the stories and the poems into books, and make sure of the valley and the bay
and the schooner.
To-morrow I would be an oyster pirate, as free a freebooter as the century and the waters of San Francisco Bay
"A pretty notion truly," replied the papers in the interest of Florida, "that of Galveston bay
below the 29th parallel!
From the deck of our schooner, anchored in the middle of the bay
, he indicated by a theatrical sweep of his arm along the jagged outline of the hills the whole of his domain; and the ample movement seemed to drive back its limits, augmenting it suddenly into something so immense and vague that for a moment it appeared to be bounded only by the sky.
According to my observations, we were just off Ram Head, and it was my intention to enter Plymouth Bay
and visit Plymouth.