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“The gay young doctor's blood ran warm at thought of the South Seas, and in his nostrils I distilled all the scents of the flower - drenched air of that far-off land, and in his eyes I builded him the fairy visions of the tradewind clouds, the monsoon skies, the palm isles and the coral seas.”
“And the Marquesas were two hundred miles distant full-hauled on the tradewind which had ceased but which was as sure to live again as the morning sun in the sky.”
“Or maybe that was a dream, too, and the awakening would be the changing of the watches, when he would drop down out of his bunk in the lurching forecastle and go up on deck, under the tropic stars, and take the wheel and feel the cool tradewind blowing through his flesh.”
“If course A is ‘normal’ for a container ship on diesel with no kite, and course B is same ship with kite but forced to follow the tradewind route, I wonder how much of that supposed 10-35% savings gets sucked up in extra mileage traveled?”
“Remember that the Mauna Loa observatory is measuring predominantly tradewind-delivered mixed atmosphere, which is some 2500 miles or more downwind of urban/industrial areas.”
“He picked up the northeast tradewind that begins near Madeira, making the crossing with day following pleasant day, pushed by gentle breezes, favored by luck.”
“Uncommonly tall, she was as black of skin as many of her colleagues were of heart, and there was a trace of tradewind in her accent.”
“At the same time we were also farther from the shore than we had presumed was necessary for falling in with the tradewind; but in this particular we were most grievously disappointed, for the wind still continued to the westward, or at best variable.”
“Their temperature varies much more with the change of seasons than that of the ocean; and this variation produces a change in the direction of the tradewind in the hot season, corresponding distantly to a phenomenon which may be observed, daily instead of half-yearly, on the English coast in hot summer weather, when a sea breeze blows during the day and a land breeze at night.”
“The regularity of the tradewind is interfered with by the neighbourhood of large land masses.”
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