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Griffin Ahoy! a Yacht Cruise to the Levant (Paperback) Loot Price: R387
Discovery Miles 3 870
Griffin Ahoy! a Yacht Cruise to the Levant (Paperback): Edward Herbert Maxwell

Griffin Ahoy! a Yacht Cruise to the Levant (Paperback)

Edward Herbert Maxwell

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV. FAREWELL TO THE "GRIFFIN.'" DEPARTURE FROM ATHENS--NOTES OF OUR VOYAGE--STROMBOL1--STORY OF A LETTER--NAPLES AGAIN--SAIL TO ISCHIA--VIEW OF SORRENTO--A GRIM OLD BUILDING--TERRIBLE DISCOVERY--A WEARISOME ASCENT--A PERFECTLY-SITUATED HOTEL--REMINISCENCES OF AN EARTHQUAKE--A SAD STORY--BEAUTIES OF ISCHIA--MONTE NICOLO--THE COMMODORE AND PRINCESS SERENADED--TERMINATION OF OUR CRUISE--THE CZAR'S YACHT--A FEW HOURS IN NAPLES--THE AQUARIUM. CHAPTER XV. A T two a.m. on the morning of the 25th of '.--May we got our anchor up and glided out between the old pier heads that guard the entrance to the harbour. A very heavy fog obscured everything, the captain told me, as I was not on deck to see it. There was a strong breeze against us, but the morning was fine when we assembled before breakfast. We were off the Gulf of Nauplia at half-past nine in the morning, abreast of the Island of Bela Poula at twelve noon, off Cape San Angelo at five in the afternoon, and rounded Cape Matapan at eleven at night. It came on to blow very hard in our teeth, with the usual accompaniment of a very rough sea. This lasted all night. The morning of the 26th of May broke gloomy, with wind and sea against us. At twelve noon we were off Navarino, and two hundred and ninety miles from the entrance of the Straits of Messina. We could only make four knots, and sometimes during the day five. The night was calm. At eight a.m., 27th of May, we were one hundred and fifty-four miles from Lighthouse Messina, and at twelve noon one hundred and twenty, so we were going seven knots. At sunset there was lightning and thunder, and on the morning of the 28th of May, as we got nearer Messina, we found a current dead against us. At eight in the morning we were in the Straits. Etna, with a sprink...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Edward Herbert Maxwell
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 64
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-44449-4
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Collections & anthologies of various literary forms
LSN: 1-150-44449-5
Barcode: 9781150444494

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