A jetty pier, some two thousand yards along, extended into the roadstead
. A number of fishing-smacks and coasting boats, some retaining the fantastic fashion of ancient galleys, were discernible on the Red Sea.
For there was a good roadstead
there, in which foreign ships also liked to anchor: those ships took many people with them, who wished to cross over from the Happy Isles.
It was good for one to be sure of that when, in an open roadstead
, one heard in the cabin the wind pipe up; but still, there were moments when I detested Mr.
They entered the roadstead
; but as they drew near in order to cast anchor, a little cutter, looking like a coastguard formidably armed, approached the merchant vessel and dropped into the sea a boat which directed its course to the ladder.
We anchored in the open roadstead
of Horta, half a mile from the shore.
The passage from Belle-Isle to Sarzeau was made rapidly enough, thanks to one of those little corsairs of which D'Artagnan had been told during his voyage, and which, shaped for fast sailing and destined for the chase, were sheltered at that time in the roadstead
of Loc-Maria, where one of them, with a quarter of its war-crew, performed duty between Belle-Isle and the continent.
The war of the buccaneers of 1490 was so recent that it could not fail being alluded to; the English pirates had, they said, most shamefully taken their ships while in the roadstead
; and the Councillor, before whose eyes the Herostratic* event of 1801 still floated vividly, agreed entirely with the others in abusing the rascally English.
The whole great roadstead
to the right was just a mere flicker of blue, and the dim cool hall swallowed me up out of the heat and glare of which I had not been aware till the very moment I passed in from it.
Therefore she went into that natural harbor to wait for a few days in preference to remaining in an open roadstead
In such way had vanished all the worlds and harbours and roadsteads
and atoll lagoons where the Ariel had had lifted her laid anchor and gone on across and over the erasing sea-rim.
In the roadsteads
maneuvered silently the vessels which had just taken their rank to facilitate the embarkation.