PASSAGE FROM THE CRUISING GROUND TO THE MARQUESAS--SLEEPY TIMES ABOARD SHIP--SOUTH SEA SCENERY--LAND HO--THE FRENCH SQUADRON DISCOVERED AT ANCHOR IN THE BAY
OF NUKUHEVA--STRANGE PILOT-- ESCORT OF CANOES--A FLOTILLA OF COCOANUTS--SWIMMING VISITORS--THE DOLLY BOARDED BY THEM--STATE OF AFFAIRS THAT ENSUE
On the following day, therefore, without troubling himself to consult the partners, he landed in Baker's Bay
, and proceeded to erect a shed for the reception of the rigging, equipments, and stores of the schooner that was to be built for the use of the settlement.
In Captain Fitz Roy's excellent account of the earthquake, it is said that two explosions, one like a column of smoke and another like the blowing of a great whale, were seen in the bay
. The water also appeared everywhere to be boiling; and it "became black, and exhaled a most disagreeable sulphureous smell." These latter circumstances were observed in the Bay
of Valparaiso during the earthquake of 1822; they may, I think, be accounted for, by the disturbance of the mud at the bottom of the sea containing organic matter in decay.
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.
In fact, the traders of the Hudson's Bay
Company have advantages over all competitors in the trade beyond the Rocky Mountains.
'L,' a while back," Frome continued, checking with a twitch of the left rein the bay
's evident intention of turning in through the broken-down gate.
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.