One or two stiff gales
and the springing of a leak are accidents which experienced navigators scarcely remember to record, and I shall be well content if nothing worse happen to us during our voyage.
Jemmy believed in dreams, though not, as I have said, in the devil: I do not think that our Fuegians were much more superstitious than some of the sailors; for an old quartermaster firmly believed that the successive heavy gales, which we encountered off Cape Horn, were caused by our having the Fuegians on board.
When at sea we had a constant succession of gales, and the current was against us: we drifted to 57 degs.
The floe, as you will remember, had been battered and tormented by the autumn gales till it was one frozen earthquake.
For nine months of the year there is only ice and snow, and gale after gale, with a cold that no one can realise who has never seen the thermometer even at zero.
that we should take advantage of the strong gale which bore us on, and in place of beating back to Paris, make an attempt to reach the coast of North America.
This morning the gale, by 10, had subsided to an eight or nine - knot breeze, (for a vessel at sea,) and bears us, perhaps, thirty miles per hour, or more.
Gale said to me, 'I won't take the responsibility on myself any longer; I must have a physician from Edinburgh.
Gale positively swore that the symptoms of the illness were the symptoms of poisoning by arsenic.
A furious gale attacks him like a personal enemy, tries to grasp his limbs, fastens upon his mind, seeks to rout his very spirit out of him.
The gale howled and scuffled about gigantically in the darkness, as though the entire world were one black gully.
We had a strong gale
for a considerable time, and eventually dropped Hooja's fleet so far astern that we could no longer discern them.
The storm exasperated him, the gale
made him furious, and he longed to lash the obstinate sea into obedience.
It was a very anxious case, too, the land being made suddenly, close-to, on a wrong bearing, in thick weather, and during a fresh onshore gale
In shape, the Sleet's crow's-nest is something like a large tierce or pipe; it is open above, however, where it is furnished with a movable side-screen to keep to windward of your head in a hard gale