We spent the 12th plying off and on, with a fresh gale at W.
They were steaming then with a fresh gale on the quarter and all their canvas set, to help the engines.
I accordingly tacked and stood to the west with a fresh gale.
The next morning, in a fresh gale, the Maud was off the cape mentioned.
We weighed anchor, and with a fresh gale and most happy weather we set sail for England.
Twenty-four miles an hour is a gale; whilst thirty miles an hour is a fresh gale.
At three A.M. it set in from the southward and eastward, increasing gradually to a fresh gale.
She gave a nervous start, as a fresh gale shook the windows.
After manning them, and a fresh gale westwardly, I thought best to order them to France.
At three in the morning, we made sail again to the northward, having the advantage of a fresh gale at S.W.