Under the lee of

on that side which is sheltered from the wind; as, to be under the lee of a ship.

See also: Lee

References in classic literature ?
I put the Reindeer about on the other tack, ran up under the lee of a junk, shivered the mainsail into the wind and lost headway, and forged past the stern of the junk so slowly and so near that one of the patrolmen stepped lightly aboard.