is composed of a belt of smooth rounded white stones like paving-stones, excepting one or two short sand beaches, and is so steep that in many places a single leap will carry you into water over your head; and were it not for its remarkable transparency, that would be the last to be seen of its bottom till it rose on the opposite side.
It happened one time, that going a-fishing in a calm morning, a fog rose so thick that, though we were not half a league from the shore
, we lost sight of it; and rowing we knew not whither or which way, we laboured all day, and all the next night; and when the morning came we found we had pulled off to sea instead of pulling in for the shore
; and that we were at least two leagues from the shore
Blythe--and I live in that little white house up the harbor shore
The idea grew upon her as the day advanced until she spent the time in watching furtively for some means of escape should they but touch the shore
momentarily; and though they halted twice her captors were too watchful to permit her the slightest opportunity for putting her plan into action.
A dock, known as the Solano Wharf, which ran out from the Benicia shore
, helped us in this.
He set off the same day, (April 5th) accompanied by David Stuart, for the southern shore
, intending to be back by the seventh.
At the same instant she saw them, and redoubled her efforts to reach the opposite shore
before they should overtake her.
It happened one evening, when we went on shore
, that a greater number of their people came down than usual, but all very friendly and civil; and they brought several kinds of provisions, for which we satisfied them with such toys as we had; the women also brought us milk and roots, and several things very acceptable to us, and all was quiet; and we made us a little tent or hut of some boughs or trees, and lay on shore
Nor did I change my mind as I watched him tow up a second log from farther down the shore
road was "woodsy and wild and lonesome." On the right hand, scrub firs, their spirits quite unbroken by long years of tussle with the gulf winds, grew thickly.
As the barrier-reef slowly sinks down, the corals will go on vigorously growing upwards; but as the island sinks, the water will gain inch by inch on the shore
-- the separate mountains first forming separate islands within
It was necessary, also, to keep a wary eye upon the land, for they were passing through the heart of the Crow country, and were continually in reach of any ambush that might be lurking on shore
. The most formidable foes that they saw, however, were three grizzly bears, quietly promenading along the bank, who seemed to gaze at them with surprise as they glided by.