I had before me the excellent charts of the Straits of Torres, and I consulted them attentively.
The tides are not strong in the Pacific: you are right there, Professor; but in Torres Straits one finds still a difference of a yard and a half between the level of high and low seas.
The ultimate one--that is a good word--but the pillars are not both on the same side of the strait
Presently her attention was arrested by a tossing speck far out upon the rolling bosom of the strait
Trent, who had seen men before in dire straits
, fed him from a spoon and forced brandy between his lips.
We found it quite rough in the Straits
and in Suisun Bay; but as the water grew more land-locked it became calm, though without let-up in the wind.
A HORSE, Ox, and Dog, driven to great straits
by the cold, sought shelter and protection from Man.
I now made the old town of Benicia, on the Carquinez Straits, my headquarters.
The tides sweep through Carquinez Straits as in a mill-race, and the full ebb was on when I stumbled overboard.
Below the town of Benicia, where the Solano wharf projects, the Straits widen out into what bay-farers call the "Bight of Turner's Shipyard.
Before daylight, the chill of the water and the passage of the hours had sobered me sufficiently to make me wonder what portion of the Straits I was in, and also to wonder if the turn of the tide wouldn't catch me and take me back ere I had drifted out into San Pablo Bay.
Daylight, after I had been four hours in the water, found me in a parlous condition in the tide-rips off Mare Island light, where the swift ebbs from Vallejo Straits and Carquinez Straits were fighting with each other, and where, at that particular moment, they were fighting the flood tide setting up against them from San Pablo Bay.
85: Some say that great earthquakes occurred, which broke through the neck of land and formed the straits
(3), the sea parting the mainland from the island.
No one will imagine that a drought, even far severer than those which cause such losses in the provinces of La Plata, could destroy every individual of every species from Southern Patagonia to Behring's Straits
The day the last of those battleships passed through the Straits
of Gibraltar, this little Conference was plotted.