Happy he who, like Ulysses, has made an adventurous voyage; and there is no such sea for adventurous voyages as the Mediterranean - the inland sea which the ancients looked upon as so vast and so full of wonders.
The steep shores of the Mediterranean favoured the beginners in one of humanity's most daring enterprises, and the enchanting inland sea of classic adventure has led mankind gently from headland to headland, from bay to bay, from island to island, out into the promise of world-wide oceans beyond the Pillars of Hercules.
The broad expanse of the inland sea lured me out over its waters, and as I crossed, I saw at either extremity of the great body of water an island--one to the south and one to the north; but I did not alter my course to examine either closely, leaving that to a later time.
Between me and my friends lay an inland sea fully sixty miles wide at this point and an estimated land-distance of some three hundred miles around the northern end of the sea, through such hideous dangers as I am perfectly free to admit had me pretty well buffaloed.
Six or seven miles farther, and the river widened considerably; before us opened an expanse of water to the farther horizon, and then we sailed out upon an inland sea
so large that only a shore-line upon our side was visible to us.
Navy, 1839; The Pathfinder, or the Inland Sea
, 1840; Mercedes of Castile, 1841; The Deerslayer, or the First Warpath, 1841; The Two Admirals, 1842; The Wing-and-Wing (Jack o Lantern), 1842; The Battle of Lake Erie, or Answers to Messrs.
Beyond was a steep declivity to the shore of a placid, inland sea
, upon the quiet surface of which lay several beautiful islands.
Already since they had disembarked from the U-33 after its perilous trip through the subterranean channel beneath the barrier cliffs had brought them into the inland sea
of Caspak, had they encountered what had appeared to be three distinct types of these creatures.
He quickly indicated the position of the inland sea
and close beside it, the city of Phutra, where one of the powerful Mahar nations had its seat.
From the great inland sea
to the distant Wahsatch Mountains there was no name better known than that of John Ferrier.
Flint's, or Sandy Pond, in Lincoln, our greatest lake and inland sea
, lies about a mile east of Walden.
Then Clear Lake opened before them like an inland sea
, flecked with little squalls and flaws of wind from the high mountains on the northern slopes of which still glistened white snow patches.