Excerpt from Narrative of a Yacht Voyage in the Mediterranean, During 1840-41, Vol. 1 of 2
Oct. 7 - Wind equally adverse; we tacked backwards and forwards, gaining very little ground, advancing about one knot per hour, impeded by the continual heavy swell. Several porpoises a... nd grampuses seen to-day, and an unpleasant train of stormy petrels following the ship. These little birds appear always running, with extended wings, on the top of the water, and only show themselves in the roughest wea ther. A most unpromising sunset, and the moon enclosed in a dismal sickly-looking white halo, portending wind and rain.
Oct. 8. - Having steered in the night towards Oporto, we found ourselves of that place in the morning, and would fain have sheltered ourselves within the harbour from the perverse and contrary Wind; but a tremendous surf raging over the bar of sand at its mouth, with rocks both above and below water, made it too dan gercus to attempt getting in; we therefore stood off again, and continued pitching about all night, with violent rain.
Oct. 9. - Wind the same, but the weather finer: the sailors partook of the amusement of angling for seagulls, but luckily had no success.
At dusk the rain and wind recommenced, and continued, with furious thunder and lightning.
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