Towards noon we drew abreast the entrance go the harbour, and at last we slowly swept by the intervening promontory, and entered the bay of Nukuheva.
This item of information was imparted to us by a most extraordinary individual, a genuine South-Sea vagabond, who came alongside of us in a whale-boat as soon as we entered the bay, and, by the aid of some benevolent persons at the gangway, was assisted on board, for our visitor was in that interesting stage of intoxication when a man is amiable and helpless.
While waiting for slack water, in which to lift their heavy nets from the bed of the bay
, the Chinese had all gone to sleep below.
THE Columbia, or Oregon, for the distance of thirty or forty miles from its entrance into the sea, is, properly speaking, a mere estuary, indented by deep bays
so as to vary from three to seven miles in width; and is rendered extremely intricate and dangerous by shoals reaching nearly from shore to shore, on which, at times, the winds and currents produce foaming and tumultuous breakers.
It is remarkable that whilst Talcahuano and Callao (near Lima), both situated at the head of large shallow bays
, have suffered during every severe earthquake from great waves, Valparaiso, seated close to the edge of profoundly deep water, has never been overwhelmed, though so often shaken by the severest shocks.
These circumstances combine to give the leaders of the Hudson's Bay
Company a decided advantage over all the American companies that come within their range, so that any close competition with them is almost hopeless.
'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.
I was born and raised in Essex County; and I’ve always heern say that the Bay
State was provarbal for pronounsation!”
In that moment he abandoned the idea of the valley and the bay
, the grass-walled castle and the trim, white schooner.
was like a bottomless pit of intense light.
As we approached the mouth of the bay
I looked for the fishing craft which I expected to see emerging thus early in the day for their labors.
Then they sent a message down to the Doctor to say that they would have to take a rest soon; and that they would pull the boat over to an island not far off, and hide it in a deep bay
till they had got breath enough to go on.